Salem State University Rankings by Salary Score

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Salem State University is ranked on 2 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Salem State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Salem State University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Salem State University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for Salem State Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 94 97% 97% $26,000 $37,520 94
Business Administration, Management and Operations 57 97% 97% $23,000 $44,500 57
Chemistry 75 95% 95% Not Reported $43,130 75
Communication and Media Studies 47 97% 97% $24,750 $33,140 47
Computer and Information Sciences, General 27 100% 100% $27,000 $47,850 27
Criminal Justice and Corrections 78 98% 98% $23,890 $40,700 78
Education, General 37 99% 99% $22,620 $31,970 37
English Language and Literature, General 42 96% 96% $26,000 $28,300 42
Fine and Studio Arts 69 97% 97% $27,200 $28,820 69
Geography and Cartography 20 97% 97% $23,000 $30,770 20
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 57 100% 100% $27,000 $38,290 57
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 82 99% 99% $26,000 $34,530 82
History 54 98% 98% $25,250 $31,500 54
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11 100% 100% Not Reported $24,040 11
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 34 100% 100% Not Reported $26,900 34
Mathematics 31 95% 95% $27,000 $40,310 31
Music 48 93% 93% Not Reported $27,440 48
Political Science and Government 31 100% 100% $23,700 $31,850 31
Psychology, General 85 96% 96% $24,760 $34,870 85
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 56 100% 100% $27,000 $67,320 56
Social Work 96 99% 99% $25,000 $39,730 96
Sociology 79 91% 91% $27,000 $36,940 79
Visual and Performing Arts, General 44 98% 98% $26,000 $25,190 44

Salary Scores for Salem State Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 65 96% 96% Not Reported $79,450 65
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 52 98% 98% $30,120 $47,260 52
Criminal Justice and Corrections 71 100% 100% Not Reported $57,320 71
Educational Administration and Supervision 23 100% 100% $28,860 $46,590 23
English Language and Literature, General 68 100% 100% Not Reported $43,800 68
History 85 100% 100% Not Reported $48,850 85
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 32 100% 100% $32,030 $89,840 32
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 85 100% 100% $39,630 $68,910 85
Social Work 80 97% 97% $32,900 $50,570 80
Special Education and Teaching 66 100% 100% $18,460 $53,360 66
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 66 96% 96% $27,010 $47,600 66
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 47 98% 98% $20,500 $46,320 47
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 90 100% 100% $20,270 $60,880 90
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 78 100% 100% Not Reported $58,220 78

Salary Scores for Salem State Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 38 100% 100% Not Reported $77,400 38

Reviews by Program

Most Recent Reviews

Terrance 2/2/2019

The faculty here are initially helpful to students and appear to want the best for the student. However, they will play favorites and treat some students better than others. When you get into the upper-level courses of the program the faculty are no longer helpful. They are hesitant in answering emails or questions students may have and they are not required to post grades in the upper-level classes. I had a very poor experience in one of my courses where the Professor posted feedback and grades late on paper,... Read More

Alecia Lapointe 8/10/2018

I attended Salem State College (now Salem State University) more than 20 years ago, so I'm not sure if my comments are still relevant. I enjoyed my studies there. I thought the courses were challenging and the professors were knowledgeable. We often had many students from some of the more well-known universities in Boston retake classes there, to improve their GPA. More than once I was told that they thought attaining an "A" at Salem State would be easy. Many were surprised at the depth and difficulty of courses.... Read More