Every quarter the CDC sends out a survey to graduating students about their career plan and their job search. Approximately 30% of students respond to this survey. Salary figures are organized by school and major. Figures for subgroups with less than seven students were not reported for privacy purposes.

The following data is for 2011-2012 graduates.

Statistics by School

School

Degree

 Average Salary

Range

Students

Earth Sciences BS  $46,428 $17,000-$80,000 7

MS  $66,654 $18,200-$100,500 11

PhD  $87,000 $54,000-$115,000 7
Engineering BS  $76,785 $40,000-$125,000 66
  MS  $87,696 $10,250-$175,000 242

PhD  $103,303 $36,000-$165,000 51
Humanities & Sciences BA/BS  $33,251 $3,600-$105,000 172

MA/MS  $70,164 $31,200-$160,000 47

PhD  $92,578 $39,000-$235,000 47

Statistics by Major

Major

Degree

 Average Salary

Range

Students

Aero & Astro Eng MS  $63,832 $34,500-80,000 11
Biology BS/MS  $45,669 $6,100-100,000 8
Civil Eng MS  $64,465 $50,000-$84,000 26
Communication BA/MA  $43,156 $35,000-55,000 11
Computer Science BS  $93,850 $65,000-$120,000 20
Computer Science MS  $105,341 $10,250-$175,000 49
Earth Systems BS/MS  $46,600 $18,200-$70,000 13
Economics BA  $65,600 $48,000-80,000 19
Electrical Eng BS/MS  $72,800- $65,000-$120,000 50
Electrical Eng PhD  $108,000 $52,000-$145,000 19
History BA  $51,643 $39,000-$75,000 14
Human Biology BA  $37,622 $14,000-$54,000 26
International Relations BA  $48,136 $13,000-$70,000 11
Management Science & Eng BS  $62,526 $40,000-$83,000 20
Management Science & Eng MS  $83,201 $40,000-$150,000 51





Mechanical Eng MS  $83,075 $38,650-$110,000 50
Mechanical Eng PhD  $99,590 $36,000-$120,000 11
Political Science BA  $58,115 $24,000-$80,000 13
Public Policy BA/MA    $30,000-$50,125 8





Psychology BA/MA  $49,932 $43,680-$80,000 18
Science, Technology & Society BA  $63,000 $32,000-82,000 12
Symbolic Systems BA/MA  $86,650 $72.500-$105,000 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

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