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Middle Tennessee State University Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Middle Tennessee State University

How much money do Middle Tennessee State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $32,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $42,300 on average.

In terms of specific areas of study, the following is a ranking of degree programs by the median first-year starting salaries for Middle Tennessee State University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Engineering-Related Fields with a median starting salary of $57,300 followed by Construction Management paying $57,200 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing graduates who have a median starting income of $54,200 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $81,000 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $61,800 and Computer and Information Sciences (Master's Degree) who earn $59,700 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Middle Tennessee State University graduates who received federal financial aid in the form of grants or loans. Not all graduates or fields of study are represented as data for some degree programs are omitted for privacy purposes.

Median first-year earnings for Middle Tennessee State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $81,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $61,800
Computer and Information Sciences (Master's Degree) $59,700
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other (Master's Degree) $58,500
Engineering-Related Fields (Bachelorís Degree) $57,300
Construction Management (Bachelorís Degree) $57,200
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $56,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $54,200
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $50,700
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $49,100
Engineering Technology (Bachelorís Degree) $47,200
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $44,500
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $42,500
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $41,500
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $41,500
Air Transportation (Bachelorís Degree) $40,800
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $38,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $37,800
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $37,600
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $37,200
Social Work (Master's Degree) $37,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $35,600
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $34,200
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $34,100
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $32,300
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $30,400
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management (Bachelorís Degree) $29,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $29,800
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $28,500
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
History (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Apparel and Textiles (Bachelorís Degree) $27,600
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $26,900
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
Biological and Physical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management (Bachelorís Degree) $25,600
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $24,400
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $21,200
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $21,100

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=220978 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Middle Tennessee State University.