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Salary Survey


The tables below contain the annual results of what college graduates earn for their Average Salary and the Salary Range that the graduates are hired into.

Average Salary

The average salary of college graduates, in relation to their majors.
College Majors 2015 2014 2013
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE TECHNOLOGY $30,172 $25,237 $29,269
BIOTECHNOLOGY * * *
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION $37,668 $41,629 $37,541
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY * $49,550 $34,114
CLINICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY $49,087 * $41,963
COMPUTER & NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY * $40,367 *
COMPUTER STUDIES * $44,720 $40,153
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/LEGAL STUDIES $35,228 $37,142 $34,052
DENTAL ASSISTING $28,288 $29,598 $29,640
DENTAL HYGIENE $54,912 $55,685 $54,139
**DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY $53,803 $53,355 $53,996
ENGINEERING * * *
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY $47,987 $45,076 $45,140
FINE ARTS * * *
FIRE SCIENCE & EMERGENCY DISASTER MANAGEMENT * $45,850 $45,682
***GENERAL STUDIES $38,430 N/A N/A
HEALTH CARE INTERPRETER * * *
HISTOTECHNICIAN * * *
HUMAN SERVICES $28,053 $26,738 $26,797
***LIBERAL ARTS $38,430 $32,376 $34,804
**MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING $53,803 $53,355 $53,996
NURSING (ASSOCIATES DEGREE) $55,948 $55,509 $56,550
NURSING (LICENSED PRACTICAL) $46,222 $45,933 $44,096
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT $50,960 $51,740 $51,210
OPTICIANRY * * *
PHLEBOTOMY $28,704 * $28,444
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT $50,216 $52,173 $51,811
**RADIOGRAPHY $53,803 $53,355 $53,996
RENAL DIALYSIS * * *
RESPIRATORY THERAPY $48,880 * $48,838
SCIENCE * * *
TECHNICAL STUDIES * * *
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE * * *

Salary Range

The salary range of college graduates, in relation to their majors
College Majors 2015 2014 2013
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE TECHNOLOGY $20,800 - $41,600 $19,240 - $34,112 $21,840 - $49,920
BIOTECHNOLOGY * * *
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION $24,960 - $65,000 $23,650 - $70,000 $20,800 - $70,000
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY * $39,520 - $60,000 $21,840 - $40,830
CLINICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY $39,520 - $60,320 * $37,440 - $52,000
COMPUTER & NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY * $24,960 - $56,160 *
COMPUTER STUDIES * $29,120 - $54,080 $31,200 - $62,000
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/LEGAL STUDIES $22,880 - $60,000 $22,880 - $60,000 $18,720 - $60,000
DENTAL ASSISTING $24,960 - $31,616 $21,632 - $33,280 $20,800 - $35,360
DENTAL HYGIENE $53,248 - $58,240 $49,920 - $66,560 $41,600 - $66,560
**DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY $37,440 - $72,800 $35,360 - $66,560 $35,360 - $85,280
ENGINEERING * * *
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY $31,200 - $61,360 $29,120 - $66,560 $33,280 - $62,000
FINE ARTS * * *
FIRE SCIENCE & EMERGENCY DISASTER MANAGEMENT * $31,200 - $55,000 $39,728 - $50,000
***GENERAL STUDIES $18,000 - $80,000 N/A N/A
HEALTH CARE INTERPRETER * * *
HISTOTECHNICIAN * * *
HUMAN SERVICES $18,720 - $52,000 $19,968 - $40,000 $19,656 - $37,440
***LIBERAL ARTS $18,000 - $80,000 $19,968 - $55,000 $17,160 - $76,960
**MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING $37,440 - $72,800 $35,360 - $66,560 $35,360 - $85,280
NURSING (ASSOCIATES DEGREE) $36,400 - $74,880 $40,000 - $74,880 $42,224 - $80,080
NURSING (LICENSED PRACTICAL) $29,120 - $52,000 $40,560 - $49,920 $37,440 - $49,920
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT $39,520 - $62,400 $43,680 - $72,800 $41,600 - $66,560
OPTICIANRY * * *
PHLEBOTOMY $27,040 - $33,280 * $26,853 - $33,280
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT $41,000 - $62,400 $39,520 - $66,560 $45,760 - $66,560
**RADIOGRAPHY $37,440 - $72,800 $35,360 - $66,560 $35,360 - $85,280
RENAL DIALYSIS * * *
RESPIRATORY THERAPY $41,600 - $56,160 * $41,600 - $60,320
SCIENCE * * *
TECHNICAL STUDIES * * *
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE * * *

*Insufficient information

**DSMD, MRI, RADIOGRAPHY, ***GENERAL STUDIES & LIBERAL STUDIES:  salary for these majors were combined

Source: Career Placement and Graduate Transfer Report

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Last Updated: 2/2/17