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Salaries by Major at Tennessee Technological University

How much money do Tennessee Technological University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $34,300 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $43,400 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 Tennessee Tech graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $67,500 followed by Mechanical Engineering paying $64,200 and Engineering Technology graduates who have a median starting income of $58,100 .

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 $59,800 and Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) who earn $39,800 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Tennessee Technological 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 Tennessee Technological University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $81,000
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,500
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $59,800
Engineering Technology (Bachelorís Degree) $58,100
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,500
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $57,000
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $51,300
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $51,300
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $39,800
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $37,500
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $37,300
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $36,400
Agriculture (Bachelorís Degree) $36,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $35,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $33,700
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $33,000
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $27,300
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $26,800
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,200
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $22,900
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $22,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $17,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221847 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Tennessee Technological University.