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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 2013 2012 2011
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE TECHNOLOGY $29,269   $29,139  $33,452
BIOTECHNOLOGY *  *  *
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION  $37,541  $38,792  $38,555
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY  $34,114  *  *
CLINICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY  $41,963  $43,829  $43,204
COMPUTER & NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY *  *  *
COMPUTER STUDIES  $40,153  $45,792  *
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/LEGAL STUDIES  $34,052  $27,504  $33,590
DENTAL ASSISTING  $29,640  $25,861  $24,654
DENTAL HYGIENE  $54,139  $50,277  $53,622
**DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY  $53,996  N/A  $54,860
ENGINEERING *  *  *
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY  $45,140  *  *
FINE ARTS *  *  *
FIRE SCIENCE & EMERGENCY DISASTER MANAGEMENT  $45,682  *  *
HEALTH CARE INTERPRETER *  N/A  N/A
HISTOTECHNICIAN *  *  *
HUMAN SERVICES  $26,797  $28,790  $26,080
LIBERAL ARTS  $34,804  $33,479  $33,681
**MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING  $53,996  N/A  $54,860
NURSING (ASSOCIATES DEGREE) $56,550   $55,424 $56,123 
NURSING (LICENSED PRACTICAL)  $44,096  $45,045  $45,684
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT  $51,210  $54,229  $49,474
OPTICINARY *  *  N/A
PHLEBOTOMY  $28,444  $28,314  $31,596
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT  $51,811  $49,623  $42,549
**RADIOGRAPHY  $53,996  $51,898  $54,860
RENAL DIALYSIS *  N/A  N/A
RESPIRATORY THERAPY  $48,838  $50,336  $49,617
SCIENCE *  *  *
TECHNICAL STUDIES *  *  *
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE *  *  *

Salary Range

The salary range of college graduates, in relation to their majors
College Majors 2013 2012 2011
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE TECHNOLOGY  $21,840 - $49,920  $20,800 - $39,520  $20,800 - $45,000
BIOTECHNOLOGY  *  *  *
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION  $20,800 - $70,000  $17,264 - $74,880  $20,800 - $57,000
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY  $21,840 - $40,830  *  *
CLINICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY  $37,440 - $52,000  $39,520 - $54,080  $38,480 - $48,000
COMPUTER & NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY  *  *  *
COMPUTER STUDIES  $31,200 - $62,000  $27,040 - $64,480  *
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/LEGAL STUDIES  $18,720 - $60,000  $19,760 - $45,760  $18,720 - $64,000
DENTAL ASSISTING  $20,800 - $35,360  $23,296 - $29,952  $20,950 - $31,512
DENTAL HYGIENE  $41,600 - $66,560  $41,600 - $58,240  $43,264 - $64,896
**DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY  $35,360 - $85,280  N/A  $31,200 - $78,000
ENGINEERING  *  *
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY  $33,280 - $62,000  *  *
FINE ARTS  *  *  *
FIRE SCIENCE & EMERGENCY DISASTER MANAGEMENT  $39,728 - $50,000  *  *
HEALTH CARE INTERPRETER  *  N/A  N/A
HISTOTECHNICIAN  *  *  *
HUMAN SERVICES  $19,656 - $37,440  $17,680 - $47,840  $18,720 - $37,440
LIBERAL ARTS  $17,160 - $76,960  $16,640 - $60,000  $19,760 - $70,000
**MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING  $35,360 - $85,280  N/A  $31,200 - $78,000
NURSING (ASSOCIATES DEGREE)  $42,224 - $80,080  $43,000 - $74,880  $41,600 - $72,800
NURSING (LICENSED PRACTICAL)  $37,440 - $49,920  $28,080 - $58,240  $31,200 - $52,000
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT  $41,600 - $66,560  $36,400 - $66,560  $41,600 - $67,600
OPTICIANRY  *  N/A
PHLEBOTOMY  $26,853 - $33,280  $24,960 - $30,160  $24,960 - $41,538
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT  $45,760 - $66,560  $41,600 - $62,400  $33,280 - $54,080
**RADIOGRAPHY  $35,360 - $85,280  $41,600, - $74,734  $31,200 - $78,000
RENAL DIALYSIS  *  N/A  N/A
RESPIRATORY THERAPY  $41,600 - $60,320  $45,760 - $56,160  $45,760 - $56,160
SCIENCE  *  *  *
TECHNICAL STUDIES  *  *  *
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE  *  *  *

*Insufficient information

**DSMD, MRI, RADIOGRAPHY: salary for these majors were combined

Source: Career Placement and Graduate Transfer Report

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Last Updated: 11/3/14