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Central Washington University Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Central Washington University

How much money do Central Washington University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $37,100 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $47,800 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 Central Washington University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Construction Management with a median starting salary of $67,100 followed by Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians paying $66,000 and Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians graduates who have a median starting income of $64,100 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $59,200 followed by Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) at $51,800 and Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) who earn $45,000 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Central Washington 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 Central Washington University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Construction Management (Bachelorís Degree) $67,100
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $66,000
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $64,100
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $59,200
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $53,700
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $51,800
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $48,300
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $45,100
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $45,000
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $44,600
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $43,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $42,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $40,800
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $39,600
Air Transportation (Bachelorís Degree) $39,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $38,700
Social Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $36,400
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $36,200
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $36,000
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management (Bachelorís Degree) $35,700
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
Nutrition Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Human Services (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $27,500
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $26,500
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,000
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $23,500
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $22,400
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $20,600

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234827 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Central Washington University.