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Salaries by Major at Virginia Tech

How much money do Virginia Tech graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $49,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $65,000 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 Virginia Tech graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer and Information Sciences with a median starting salary of $83,600 followed by Computer Engineering paying $72,100 and Chemical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $70,100 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $111,300 followed by Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other (Master's Degree) at $94,800 and Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) who earn $86,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Virginia Tech 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 Virginia Tech graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $111,300
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other (Master's Degree) $94,800
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $86,300
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $83,600
Veterinary Medicine (Doctoral Degree) $74,400
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $72,100
Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) $70,400
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $70,100
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $70,100
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $70,100
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,700
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $67,700
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,100
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $66,400
Mining and Mineral Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $66,300
Construction Management (Bachelorís Degree) $64,200
Natural Resources Management and Policy (Master's Degree) $62,800
Engineering Mechanics (Bachelorís Degree) $62,400
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $62,000
Construction Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,800
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,000
Materials Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,300
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $60,100
Engineering-Related Fields (Bachelorís Degree) $59,000
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $58,900
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $57,600
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Master's Degree) $57,100
Architecture (Master's Degree) $55,600
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $53,800
Agricultural Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $51,900
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $51,600
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $51,100
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $50,000
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $46,600
Public Health (Master's Degree) $45,400
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $45,000
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $45,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $44,900
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $44,900
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $44,600
Landscape Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $44,400
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $42,200
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $41,100
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Business Services (Bachelorís Degree) $40,300
Statistics (Bachelorís Degree) $38,500
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $37,900
Food Science and Technology (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $37,300
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $37,000
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $36,600
Forestry (Bachelorís Degree) $36,100
Physics (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
Plant Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $34,400
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,300
History (Bachelorís Degree) $33,400
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $30,100
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $29,300
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Agricultural Production Operations (Associate's Degree) $28,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,500
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $26,000
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $23,300
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $21,000
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $18,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233921 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Virginia Tech.