Average starting salaries for CSE graduates

 

These salary averages are based on data submitted by College of Science and Engineering undergraduate students graduating between August 2017 and May 2018.

Average overall CSE starting salary: $65,210

Starting salaries depend more on the individual’s experience, size and type of company, and location than on the field.

Starting salaries by major

Major Low Average High
Aerospace engineering and mechanics $32,988 $62,865 $80,000
Astrophysics * * *
Biomedical engineering $30,000 $58,182 $84,000
Bioproducts and biosystems engineering $39,520 $55,250 $70,000
Chemical engineering $37,440 $64,239 $101,000
Chemistry $31,500 $50,278 $74,000
Civil engineering $40,560 $54,941 $74,000
Computer engineering $42,120 $71,443 $108,000
Computer science $37,440 $75,635 $150,000
Earth sciences * * *
Electrical engineering $31,824 $67,053 $85,000
Environmental engineering $52,000 $56,107 $62,000
Geo-engineering * * *
Industrial and systems engineering $52,500 $65,907 $78,000
Materials science and engineering $36,400 $62,211 $76,500
Mathematics $40,200 $64,992 $102,000
Mechanical engineering $35,360 $63,872 $97,500
Physics * * *
Statistics $43,098 $64,300 $75,000

*The number of students in this major entering their industry is too few to report data.

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