The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Doctoral Degree/Starting Salaries by Academic Major

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

Academic MajorMeanLow-High
AGRICULTURE $52,075 $35,500 - $68,000
Food Science and Technology $56,000 $38,000 - $71,167
Plant Sciences $43,013 $30,000 - $53,333
NATURAL RESOURCES $48,281 $41,066 - $59,989
Natural Resources Conservation and Research $50,046 $41,066 - $59,989
Architecture and Related Services $66,139 $72,500 - $72,500
Architecture $73,000 $72,500 - $72,500
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES $52,820 $42,050 - $62,000
**no individual data recorded
COMM. JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS $53,310 $44,333 - $56,500
Communication and Media Studies $52,729 $44,333 - $56,000
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES $101,879 $79,779 - $108,000
Computer and Information Sciences $108,125 $85,229 - $135,000
Computer Science $100,726 $79,779 - $108,000
EDUCATION $72,936 $57,743 - $89,700
Curriculum and instruction $50,772 $37,062 - $57,743
Education Administration and Supervision $79,900 $62,000 - $99,329
Student Counseling and Personal Services $51,160 $52,400 - $54000
Teacher Education, Specific Subject Areas $60,248 $38,000 - $72,000
ENGINEERING $81,028 $65,255 - $92,435
Biomedical/Medical Engineering $60,954 $46,000 - $70,000
Chemical Engineering $75,743 $67,279 - $83,724
Civil Engineering $60,464 $34,146 - $75,182
Computer Engineering $105,400 $103,500 - $110,000
Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering $95,373 $75,333 - $116,040
Engineering Physics $69,875 $48,250 - $91,500
Materials engineering $76,626 $68,039 - $87,333
Mechanical Engineering $79,664 $77,063 - $80,593
Nuclear Engineering $73,480 $78,450 - $80,500
Systems Engineering $128,833 $112,000 - $162,500
Industrial Engineering $82,455 $56,250 - $113,000
Operations Engineering $133,445 $145,143 - $145,143
Biological/Biosystems Engineering $49,813 $45,200 - $55,100
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES $54,110 $48,157 - $68,000
*NO IND. MAJOR DATA REPORTED
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS $53,885 $44,671 - $58,963
LINGUISTIC, COMPARATIVE, AND RELATED LANGUAGE STUDIES $66,286 $58,667 - $78,333
ROMANCE LANGUAGES $52,251 $47,000 - $58,963
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES $52,428 $42,150 - $61,333
*NO INDIVIDUAL MAJOR DATA REPORTED.
LEGAL STUDIES $65,969 $68,296 - $68,296
*NO INDIVIDUAL MAJOR DATA REPORTED.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS $46,967 $42,000 - $54,500
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS $47,113 $37,500 - $54,500
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES, AND HUMANITIES $68,216 $68,216 - $68,216
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES, AND HUMANITIES $68,216 $68,216 - $68,216
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES $57,755 $42,000 - $64,983
BIOLOGY $58,075 $49,150 - $64,983
BIOCHEMISTRY, BIOPHYSICS, AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY $51,536 $47,750 - $50,000
CELL/CELLULAR BIOLOGY $39,714 $29,500 - $51,000
ZOOLOGY/ANIMAL BIOLOGY $52,897 $35,133 - $57,982
ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, SYSTEMATICS, AND POPULATION BIOLOGY $67,757 $65,293 - $72-167
NEUROBIOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCES $45,417 $39,875 - $51,929
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS $80,855 $51,500 - $105,625
MATHEMATICS $79,250 $52,000 - $105,625
STATISTICS $87,029 $51,500 - $102,600
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES $58,675 $49,584 - $68,333
COGNITIVE SCIENCE $55,000 $51,417 - $51,417
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES $55,000 $52,270 - $62,567
PHOLOSOPHY $51,368 $34,580 - $59,333
RELIGION/RELIGIOUS STUDIES $60,180 $52,750 - $65,133
PHYSICAL SCIENCES $66,157 $56,000 - $75,529
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES AND METEOROLOGY $53,020 $50,000 - $55,033
CHEMISTRY $63,091 $57,167 - $72,600
GEOLOGICAL AND EARTH SCIENCES $77,505 $62,157 - $98,000
PHYSICS $66,601 $52,566 - $75,529
MATERIALS SCIENCE $70,724 $70,724 - $70,724
PSYCHOLOGY $56,772 $46,000 - $66,125
PSYCHOLOGY $61,792 $55,667 - $71,050
CLINICAL, COUNSELING, AND APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY $48,298 $40,000 - $56,888
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS $78,826 $66,000 - $108,240
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION $89,244 $60,000 - $108,240
SOCIAL WORK $68,667 $66,000 - $66,000
SOCIAL SCIENCES $65,101 $55,500 - $73,333
ANTHROPOLOGY $55,222 $48,333 - $66,500
CRIMINOLOGY $60,428 $50,333 - $68,000
ECONOMICS $90,000 $87,500 - $87,500
POLITCAL SCIENCE AND GOVERNMENT $64,550 $58,167 - $68,800
SOCIOLOGY $69,077 $55,500 - $70,000
TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING $75,326 $56,166 - $84,367
AIR TRANSPORTATION $75,326 $56,616 - $84,367
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS $59,675 $54,000 - $59,389
DESIGN AND APPLIED ARTS $58,000 $58,000 - $58,000
FINE AND STUDIO ARTS $69,358 $57,258 - $100,738
MUSIC $55,400 $48,000 - $57,333
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS $70,563 $57,928 - $82,917
COMMUNICATION DISORDERS SCIENCES AND SERVICES $61,925 $58,833 - $65,633
DENTISTRY $56,461 $56,461 - $56,461
ALLIED HEALTH AND MEDICAL ASSISTING SERVICES $62,429 $62,226 - $62,236
HEALTH/MEDICAL PREPATORY PROGRAMS $57,928 $57,928 - $57,928
MEDICINE/OPTOMETRY $56,458 $56,875 - $56,875
PHARMACY, PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, AND ADMINISTRATION $80,110 $71,348 - $82,962
REHABILITATION AND THERAPEUTIC PROFESSIONS $63,135 $61,850 - $64,500
VETERINARY MEDICINE $55,626 $56,354 - $56,354
REGISTERED NURSING $87,871 $82,917 - $93,750
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES $123,241 $78,667 - $154,125
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION/MANAGEMENT $123,162 $78,688 - $131,318
BUSINESS/MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS $104,153 $72450-153,250
HISTORY $58,957 $47,000 - $68,750

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