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Salaries by Major at Texas Tech University

How much money do Texas Tech University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $45,500 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $58,500 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 Texas Tech graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Petroleum Engineering with a median starting salary of $74,200 followed by Chemical Engineering paying $71,700 and Computer and Information Sciences graduates who have a median starting income of $71,300 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $85,800 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) at $79,500 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $71,400 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Texas Tech 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 Texas Tech University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (Doctoral Degree) $85,800
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) $79,500
Petroleum Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $74,200
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $71,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $71,400
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $71,300
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $69,900
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,000
Construction Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,900
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,100
Science, Technology and Society (Bachelorís Degree) $63,000
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $62,900
Information Science/Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $62,600
Law (First Professional Degree) $60,200
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $59,700
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $57,400
Architecture (Master's Degree) $51,900
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Master's Degree) $51,200
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $50,800
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies (Master's Degree) $50,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $48,500
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $48,000
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $46,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $45,900
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $44,600
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $44,100
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $43,100
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Master's Degree) $42,900
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $41,700
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $41,600
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $41,400
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $40,800
Communication and Media Studies (Master's Degree) $40,000
Interior Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
Agriculture (Bachelorís Degree) $38,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $37,600
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $36,900
History (Bachelorís Degree) $36,800
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $35,800
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $35,700
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $34,800
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $34,600
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $34,500
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $33,700
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $32,300
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $32,300
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $29,600
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,400
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $28,500
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,600
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $24,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=229115 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Texas Tech University.