2012-2013

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BACHELORS
Major 
# Reporting 
Min.
Average
Median
Max. 
BACHELORS - Overall
1129
$20,000
$39,551
$35,360
$125,000
Accounting
35
$27,000
$44,604
$40,000
$125,000
Actuarial Science
16
$20,000
$52,257
$58,100
$72000
Advertising and Public Relations
43
$22,000
$31,930
$31,000
$50,000
Agribusiness
29
$22,000
$40,241
$40,000
$55,000
Agricultural Economics
23
$30,000
$48,717
$45,000
$80,000
Agricultural Education
10
$24,000
$31,530
$32,000
$37,000
Agricultural Engineering
6
$45,000
$56,500
$59,000
$65,000 
Agricultural Journalism
2
*****
$34,500
$34,500
*****
Agronomy
26
$27,000
$47,865
$49,500
$90,000
Animal Science
16
$20,800
$35,533
$39,500
$45,000
Anthropology
3
$28,000
$32,667
$30,000
$40,000
Applied Science
6
$25,000
$39,000
$35,500
$65,000
Art
12
$20,000
$28,675
$30,000
$34,000
Art Education
3
$32,000
$35,517
$35,000
$39,550
Biochemistry
5
$23,000
$33,600
$35,000
$45,000
Biological Sciences
8
$20,800
$29,388
$30,000
$38,000
Biological Systems Engineering
9
$32,000
$51,994
$60,000
$66,000
Broadcasting
9
$22,000
$30,556
$30,000
$45,000
Business Administration
105
$20,000
$37,894
$35,000
$85,000
Business, Marketing & Info Tech Ed
11
$25,000
$37,136
$36,000
$55,000
Chemical Engineering
11
$50,000
$60,409
$62,250
$68,000
Civil Engineering
24
$25,000
$46,737
$47,000
$63,000
Classics and Religious Studies
2
*****
$20,000
$20,000
*****
Communication Studies
21
$22,000
$34,819
$32,000
$60,000
Computer Engineering
13
$34,000
$68,385
$68,000
$100,000
Computer Science
19
$24,000
$66,816
$65,000
$100,000
Construction Management
17
$30,000
$50,247
$52,000
$62,000
Criminology and Criminal Justice
20
$20,000
$35,500
$31,500
$65,000
Early Care and Education
9
$22,000
$30,789
$32,500
$39,000
Economics
14
$33,000
$46,357
$45,000
$65,000
Electrical Engineering
13
$50,000
$58,692
$60,000
$65,000
Elementary Education
48
$23,000
$34,102
$33,600
$46,000
English
14
$20,000
$26,139
$24,500
$37,700
English Education
5
$31,000
$35,340
$34,700
$40,000
Environmental Studies
2
*****
$33,000
$33,000
*****
Family Science
18
$20,000
$28,504
$27,500
$48,000
Film Studies
3
$22,000
$26,333
$27,000
$30,000
Finance
63
$20,000
$43,619
$43,000
$75,000
Fisheries and Wildlife
17
$20,800
$31,722
$26,000
$96,000
Food Science and Technology
8
$20,000
$37,563
$40,750
$51,000
Forensic Science
3
38,000
$39,333
$38,000
$42,000
Geography
3
$24,000
$33,707
$29,120
$48,000
Global Studies
4
$26,000
$31,200
$30,000
$38,800
Grazing Livestock Systems
3
$30,000
$31,667
$30,000
$35,000
History
18
$22,880
$32,316
$31,500
$50,000
Horticulture
7
$20,000
$27,071
$24,000
$40,000
Hospitality Restaurant & Tourism Management
19
$20,000
$29,787
$30,000
$44,000
Inclusive Early Childhood Education
10
$20,800
$28,349
$26,840
$39,000
Industrial Engineering
15
$50,000
$62,693
$60,000
$83,000
Interior Design
6
$22,000
$30,813
$29,500
$46,000
International Business
15
$26,000
$38,620
$36,000
$56,000
Journalism
11
$23,000
$31,615
$32,000
$42,500
Management
34
$24,000
$39,181
$36,500
$61,000
Marketing
49
$20,000
$37,622
$35,000
$78,000
Mathematics
7
$20,000
$44,286
$40,000
$78,000
Mathematics Education
3
$32,500
$33,500
$34,000
$34,000
Mechanical Engineering
25
$27,040
$53,290
$56,000
$67,000
Mechanized Systems Management
17
$30,000
$47,959
$43,000
$75,000
Merchandising
6
$20,000
$33,667
$24,500
$84,000
Music
5
$25,000
$31,844
$29,500
$43,000
Music Education
11
$25,300
$32,445
$32,000
$38,900
Nutrition and Dietetics
4
$20,000
$24,950
$24,900
$30,000
Nutrition, Exercise, & Health Science
8
$20,000
$31,338
$31,000
$52,000
PGA Golf Management
17
$24,000
$34,029
$30,000
$76,000
Plant Biology
2
*****
$30,000
$30,000
*****
Political Science
10
$20,000
$36,000
$28,500
80,000
Psychology
31
$20,000
$34,072
$31,000
$54,000
Science Education
8
$20,000
$31,850
$34,500
$39,200
Social Science Education
7
$26,750
$39,391
$33,550
$60,000
Sociology
7
$22,000
$34,286
$30,000
$55,000
Spanish
6
$25,000
$31,267
$30,800
$40,000
Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
4
$29,000
$34,750
$30,000
$50,000
Textiles and Apparel Design
5
$20,800
$36,232
$30,000
$72,000
Theatre (Design & Technical Production)
3
$30,000
$31,667
$30,000
$35,000
Turfgrass & Landscape Management
6
$24,000
$30,667
$32,000
$36,000

 

MASTERS/JD
Program
# Reporting 
Min.
Average
Median
Max. 
MASTERS/JD - Overall
340
$20,000
$51,329
$45,500
$150,000
Accountancy
23
$30,000
$45,737
$47,500
$57,000
Actuarial Science
6
$50,000
$57,033
$57,600
$62,000
Agricultural Economics
2
*****
$45,500
$45,500
*****
Agronomy
2
*****
$63,500
$63,500
*****
Animal Science
4
$30,000
$43,750
$42,500
$60,000
Applied Science
2
*****
$43,500
$43,500
*****
Architectural Engineering
7
$40,000
$56,714
$55,000
$72,000
Architecture 
12
$20,800
$38,733
$40,000
$50,000
Business (MBA)
45
$20,000
$72,924
$66,000
$150,000
Child, Youth and Family Studies
9
$27,000
$41,500
$35,000
$63,000
Civil Engineering
10
$35,000
$50,200
$51,500
$56,000

Community and Regional Planning

2
*****
$46,500
$46,500
*****

Computer Science

8
$30,000
$71,125
$71,000
$95,000

Construction

3
$54,000
$57,333
$58,000
$60,000
Economics
2
*****
$26,500
$26,500
*****
Educational Administration
23
$27,000
$42,196
$36,500
$83,500
Educational Psychology
5
$20,000
$40,800
$45,000
$57,000
Engineering
7
$60,000
$81,643
$75,000
$144,000
English
2
*****
$50,000
$50,000
*****
Entomology
5
$51,000
$62,000
$57,000
$80,000
Environmental Engineering
4
$25,000
$49,750
$51,000
$72,000
Geography
3
$43,600
$48,867
$49,000
$54,000
Geosciences
5
$42,000
$70,956
$80,000
$100,000
Journalism and Mass Communication
17
$30,000
$49,529
$42,000
$120,000
Law
57
$30,000
$60,263
$52,000
$160,000
Leadership Education
4
$32,000
$38,000
$38,000
$44,000
Management
1
*****
*****
*****
*****
Mathematics
5
$35,000
$43,800
$43,000
$56,000
Mathematics Education
2
*****
$57,000
$57,000
*****
Mechanical Engineering
4
$50,000
$63,500
$65,000
$74,000
Music
6
$30,000
$43,500
$45,000
$52,000
Natural Resource Sciences
5
$30,000
$37,800
$39,000
$45,000
Nutrition & Health Sciences
4
$25,000
$56,625
$40,750
$120,000
Special Education 
14
$30,000
$39,057
$40,500
$45,000
Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
25
$37,000
$46,526
$43,008
$60,000
Statistics
3
$37,000
$44,333
$48,000
$48,000
Survey Research and Methodology
4
$46,000
$54,500
$51,000
$70,000
Teaching Masters
42
$24,000
$41,500
$40,000
$65,000
Telecommunications Engineering
2
*****
$77,500
$77,500
*****

 

Doctorate
Program 
# Reporting 
Min.
Average
Median
Max. 
DOCTORATE - Overall
162
$20,000
$63,748
$55,500
$156,444
Agronomy
3
$20,000
$35,000
$40,000
$45,000
Animal Science
5
$35,000
$55,000
$45,000
$80,000
Audiology and Hearing Science
4
$57,000
$64,100
$63,700
$72,000
Biological Sciences
2
*****
$50,000
$50,000
*****
Business
6
$80,000
$121,074
$125,000
$156,444
Chemical Engineering
2
*****
$52,500
$52,500
*****
Chemistry
8
$35,000
$52,000
$45,000
$92,000
Computer Science
6
$55,000
$93,833
$97,500
$120,000
Educational Administration
8
$70,000
$108,125
$106,000
$150,000
Educational Psychology
3
$47,000
$51,000
$51,000
$55,000
Educational Studies
22
$35,000
$64,614
$63,500
$95,000
Electrical Engineering
7
$40,000
$57,571
$50,000
$100,000
Engineering
9
$40,000
$59,667
$60,000
$75,000
English
6
$36,000
$47,333
$50,000
$52,000
Geosciences
4
$40,600
$70,150
$62,500
$115,000
Human Sciences
11
$23,000
$56,818
$50,000
$105,000
Law
3
$35,000
$87,667
$78,000
$150,000
Mathematics
3
$48,750
$57,983
$55,000
$70,200
Mechanical Engineering
4
$33,000
$60,800
$60,100
$90,000
Music
4
$43,350
$63,088
$62,000
$85,000
Nutrition
2
*****
$36,500
$36,500
*****
Physics and Astronomy
4
$30,000
$58,718
$53,436
$98,000
Political Science
3
$38,000
$75,000
$42,000
$145,000
Psychological Studies in Education
10
$26,000
$50,600
$55,000
$70,000
Psychology
8
$40,000
$50,000
$50,000
$60,000
Statistics
2
*****
$71,000
$71,000
*****
Veterinary Science
2
*****
$37,000
$37,000
*****

 

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