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Who’s earning what?

Who’s earning what?

SPSU graduates

Each year, the SPSU Career and Counseling Center surveys the university’s graduates to determine the average salaries being earned in each degree field.

The 2011 data were self-reported by 193 employed graduates with bachelor’s degrees (average salary: $51,598) and 51 graduates with master’s degrees (average salary: $58,616).

The most significant jumps in salary between 2010 and 2011 were reported by graduates with:

• bachelor’s degrees in computer science: $55,329 to $77,542;
• master’s degrees in systems engineering: $60,000 to $75,125;
• master’s degrees in accounting: $52,667 to $66,833; and
• master’s degrees in information design/communication: $45,500 to $58,250.

However, looking back reveals that salaries in a few of these fields took a substantial dip in the mid-2000s and are just now climbing back to their former levels.

Here is a sampling of the 2011 average salary of graduates in various fields:

Bachelor’s Degrees

Architecture – $36,571

Business administration – $47,022

Chemistry – $41,000

Construction engineering – $45,500

Construction management –$51,297

Electrical engineering technology – $53,896

Industrial engineering technology – $54,029

Mechatronics engineering – $53,731

Psychology – $50,000

Software engineering – $62,600

Master’s Degrees

Engineering technology - electrical – $62,000

Information technology – $58,296

Business administration – $53,182

Quality assurance – $59,714

To view the data gathered by the center, go to www.spsu.edu/careerservices/salarydata/index.htm

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