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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 2012 2011 2010
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE TECHNOLOGY $29,139 $33,452 $33,265
BIOTECHNOLOGY * * *
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION $38,792 $38,555 $33,693
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY * * *
CLINICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY $43,829 $43,204 $40,160
COMPUTER & NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY * * *
COMPUTER STUDIES $45,792 * *
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/LEGAL STUDIES $27,504 $33,590 $33,920
DENTAL ASSISTING $25,861 $24,654 $25,943
DENTAL HYGIENE $50,277 $53,622 $53,404
**DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY n/a $54,860 $52,197
ENGINEERING * * *
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY * * $60,423
FINE ARTS * * *
FIRE SCIENCE & EMERGENCY DISASTER MANAGEMENT * * *
HEALTH CARE INTERPRETER n/a n/a n/a
HISTOTECHNICIAN * * *
HUMAN SERVICES $28,790 $26,080 $27,905
LIBERAL ARTS $33,479 $33,681 $37,256
**MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING n/a $54,860 $52,197
NURSING (ASSOCIATES DEGREE) $55,424 $56,123 $54,877
NURSING (LICENSED PRACTICAL) $45,045 $45,684 $44,678
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT $54,229 $49,474 $47,320
OPTICINARY * * n/a
PHLEBOTOMY $28,314 $31,596 $30,306
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT $49,623 $42,549 $44,720
**RADIOGRAPHY $51,898 $54,860 $52,197
RENAL DIALYSIS n/a n/a n/a
RESPIRATORY THERAPY $50,336 $49,617 $47,284
SCIENCE * * *
TECHNICAL STUDIES * * *
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE * * *

Salary Range

The salary range of college graduates, in relation to their majors
College Majors 2012 2011 2010
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE TECHNOLOGY $20,800 - $39,520 $20,800 - $45,000 $19,531 - $47,840
BIOTECHNOLOGY * * *
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION $17,264 - $74,880 $20,800 - $57,000 $24,960 - $47,840
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY * * *
CLINICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY $39,520 - $54,080 $38,480 - $48,000 $37,440 - $41,600
COMPUTER & NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY * * *
COMPUTER STUDIES $27,040 - $64,480 * *
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/LEGAL STUDIES $19,760 - $45,760 $18,720 - $64,000 $22,256 - $52,000
DENTAL ASSISTING $23,296 - $29,952 $20,950 - $31,512 $21,632 - $31,616
DENTAL HYGIENE $41,600 - $58,240 $43,264 - $64,896 $46,592 - $66,560
**DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY n/a $31,200 - $78,000 $40,000 - $72,800
ENGINEERING * * *
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY * * $24,960 - $75,000
FINE ARTS * * *
FIRE SCIENCE & EMERGENCY DISASTER MANAGEMENT * * *
HEALTH CARE INTERPRETER n/a n/a n/a
HISTOTECHNICIAN * * *
HUMAN SERVICES $17,680 - $47,840 $18,720 - $37,440 $19,760 - $41,600
LIBERAL ARTS $16,640 - $60,000 $19,760 - $70,000 $16,640 - $65,000
**MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING n/a $31,200 - $78,000 $40,000 - $72,800
NURSING (ASSOCIATES DEGREE) $43,000 - $74,880 $41,600 - $72,800 $44,720 - $72,800
NURSING (LICENSED PRACTICAL) $28,080 - $58,240 $31,200 - $52,000 $31,200 - $58,240
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT $36,400 - $66,560 $41,600 - $67,600 $37,440 - $62,400
OPTICIANRY * * n/a
PHLEBOTOMY $24,960 - $30,160 $24,960 - $41,538 $26,853 - $34,320
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT $41,600 - $62,400 $33,280 - $54,080 $41,600 - $49,920
**RADIOGRAPHY $41,600 - $74,734 $31,200 - $78,000 $40,000 - $72,800
RENAL DIALYSIS n/a n/a n/a
RESPIRATORY THERAPY $45,760 - $56,160 $45,760 - $56,160 $44,720 - $52,000
SCIENCE * * *
TECHNICAL STUDIES * * *
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE * * *

*Insufficient information

**DSMD, MRI, RADIOGRAPHY: salary for these majors were combined for 2010 & 2011.

Source: Career Placement and Graduate Transfer Report

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