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Salaries by Major at San Francisco State University

How much money do San Francisco State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $39,300 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $52,600 on average.

In terms of specific areas of study, the following is a ranking of degree programs by the median first-year starting salaries for San Francisco State graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing with a median starting salary of $94,700 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $68,100 and Computer Science graduates who have a median starting income of $62,200 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $109,200 followed by Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) at $81,200 and Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) who earn $80,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for San Francisco State University graduates who received federal financial aid in the form of grants or loans. Not all graduates or fields of study are represented as data for some degree programs are omitted for privacy purposes.

Median first-year earnings for San Francisco State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $109,200
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $94,700
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $81,200
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $80,300
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $73,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $69,600
Social Work (Master's Degree) $68,300
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,100
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $66,100
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $65,000
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $62,200
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $58,300
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $57,400
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $55,200
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $54,300
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $53,900
Education (Master's Degree) $53,100
Public Health (Master's Degree) $49,600
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) $48,300
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $48,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $44,400
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $42,600
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Master's Degree) $42,400
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $41,900
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $41,300
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $41,100
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $40,200
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $39,600
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $39,100
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $38,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $38,300
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (Bachelorís Degree) $38,300
Apparel and Textiles (Bachelorís Degree) $37,900
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $37,300
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $37,300
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $36,900
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $36,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $35,900
Urban Studies/Affairs (Bachelorís Degree) $35,200
History (Master's Degree) $33,900
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,800
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Bachelorís Degree) $32,500
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $32,500
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,200
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,200
Zoology/Animal Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language (Master's Degree) $30,300
History (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $27,300
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $25,000
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $21,900

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122597 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for San Francisco State University.