Starting Salary Offers for Graduates

Starting Salary Offers for LSU Graduates

The LSU Olinde Career Center surveys graduating students each semester.  What follows are composite data from students responding to the LSU Graduating Student Survey in August 2015, December 2015, and May 2016. Salary data for majors for which fewer than three offers were reported have been withheld.

 

Major Count Average Maximum Minimum
         
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE        
Bachelor        
Agricultural Business 4 $48,375 $60,000 $38,500
Textiles, Apparel & Merchandising 4 $30,500 $45,000 $17,000
         
Doctorate        
Food Science 4 $49,250 $65,000 $21,000
         
         
COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN        
Bachelor        
Architecture 3 $46,333 $50,000 $42,000
Landscape Architecture 3 $45,333 $50,000 $40,000
         
         
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING        
Bachelor        
Chemical Engineering 28 $81,490 $108,000 $60,000
Civil Engineering 9 $54,100 $75,000 $14,400
Computer Engineering 4 $66,500 $90,000 $40,000
Computer Science 8 $77,488 $105,000 $60,000
Construction Management 21 $65,575 $102,000 $52,000
Electrical Engineering 10 $66,760 $99,000 $39,000
Industrial Engineering 7 $61,214 $75,000 $55.000
Mechanical Engineering 43 $72,707 $99,000 $47,000
Petroleum Engineering 15 $61,797 $105,000 $30,000
         
Master        
Construction Management 9 $96,847 $220,000 $52,000
Mechanical Engineering 4 $70,000 $105,000 $43,000
Systems Science 3 $58,167 $70,000 $40,000
         
         
COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES & EDUCATION        
Bachelor        
Child & Family Studies 4 $36,125 $51,500 $24,000
Elementary Grades Education 6 $46,208 $51,250 $39,000
Human Resource Education 5 $38,100 $55,000 $28,000
Kinesiology 8 $32,000 $45,000 $14,000
         
Master        
Curriculum & Instruction 3 $43,333 $54,000 $38,000
Education (ELRC) 3 $54,423 $89,000 $33,270
Educational Leadership 4 $50,750 $70,000 $38,000
Guidance 3 $46,000 $55,000 $40,000
Human Resource Education 8 $58,523 $90,000 $40,000
Library & Information Science 9 $58,406 $240,000 $28,000
Social Work 3 $45,667 $60,000 $37,000
         
Doctorate        
Educational Leadership & Research 4 $77,750 $99,000 $53,000
         
         
COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES        
Bachelor        
English 4 $33,204 $42,500 $18,000
Interdisciplinary Studies 14 $42,407 $85,000 $15,000
Political Science 10 $30,719 $45,000 $15,000
Psychology 7 $38,571 $45,000 $25,000
Sociology 6 $29,167 $55,000 $17,000
         
Master        
Communication Disorders 3 $60,333 $65,000 $55,000
         
Doctorate        
Communication Studies 3 $52,000 $65,000 $35,000
         
         
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE        
Bachelor        
Biological Sciences 3 $45,167 $55,000 $32,000
Chemistry 3 $52,333 $75,000 $38,000
Mathematics 4 $47,750 $65,000 $25,000
Physics 3 $40,556 $45,000 $35,669
         
Master        
Geology 4 $80,050 $108,000 $55,000
Natural Sciences 5 $45,408 $51,042 $42,000
         
Doctorate        
Chemistry 4 $61,800 $112,000 $42,400
         
         
COLLEGE OF THE COAST AND ENVIRONMENT        
Doctorate        
Oceanography & Coastal Science 3 $60,000 $75,000 $40,000
         
         
E. J. OURSO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS        
Bachelor        
Accounting 16 $53,094 $65,000 $42,000
Finance 19 $49,579 $75,000 $30,000
General Business 11 $42,045 $65,000 $24,000
Information Systems & Decision Sciences 14 $55,071 $70,000 $43,000
Management 3 $49,333 $60,000 $35,000
Marketing 17 $41,106 $57,000 $15,000
         
Master        
Accounting 20 $55,112 $63,000 $45,000
Analytics 8 $69,188 $93,000 $25,000
Business Administration (MBA) 27 $83,656 $240,000 $32,000
Finance 4 $128,125 $300,000 $62,500
Public Administration (MPA) 9 $52,444 $70,000 $35,000
         
         
MANSHIP SCHOOL OF MASS COMMUNICATION        
Bachelor        
Mass Communication 19 $36,025 $60,000 $20,800
         
         
PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER        
Law (JDCL) 13 $78,923 $100,000 $58,000
         
         
SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE        
Doctorate        
Veterinary Medicine (DVM) 8 $62,056 $91,500 $28,750