Salary Potential from Selected Colleges
(2015-2016)

Based on all graduates, including those with advanced degrees

 

College Early Career Median Salary ($$)¹ Mid-Career Median Salary ($$)²
MIT 78,000 137,000
Harvey Mudd 78,800 134,000
Harvard 62,600 131,000
Stanford 70,100 130,000
Princeton 64,000 128,000
Cal. Tech. 77,000 126,000
Carnegie Mellon 68,200 125,000
Univ. of Penn 62,000 124,000
Duke 62,000 122,000
Washington & Lee 55,400 121,000
Univ. of Cal. Berkeley  60,400 120,000
Yale 61,400 120,000
Colgate 54,000 116,000
Georgetown 54,400 116,000
Haverford* 38,600 115,000
Rensselaer 64,300 115,000
Swarthmore* 50,400 115,000
Tufts 55,400 115,000
Cornell 61,900 114,000
Georgia Tech 63,400 114,000
Worcester Poly 64,300 114,000
Brown 60,800 113,000
Dartmouth 58,800 113,000
Washington U. St. L. 58,800 113,000
Rice 55,000 112,000
Williams 54,000 112,000
Lehigh 61,400 111,000
Notre Dame 59,000 111,000
University of Rochester 55,700 111,000
Boston College 55,500 109,000
Columbia 62,000 109,000
Franklin & Marshall 47,300 109,000
Univ. of Chicago 53,100 109,000
Case Western Res. 58,600 108,000
Bucknell 58,600 107,000
Johns Hopkins 61,200 107,000
Carleton 45,500 106,000
Northwestern 58,400 105,000
Pomona 49,700 105,000
Union 52,700 105,000
Vanderbilt 63,200 104,000
Lafayette 60,800 103,000
Reed 49,200 103,000
Wesleyan 48,500 103,000
Gettysburg 50,500 102,000
Univ. of Virginia 56,400 102,000
USC 54,300 102,000
Kenyon 46,300 101,000
NYU 52,000 101,000
UCLA 52,800 101,000
William & Mary 48,000 99,300
Oberlin 43,400 98,900
Brandeis 48,400 98,800
Amherst* 59,800 98,600
Hobart & Wm.Smith  48,900 98,100
Skidmore 46,300 98,000
Holy Cross 52,400 97,500
Hamilton 55,300 97,200
Middlebury* 51,900 96,300
Claremont McKenna* 50,100 96,000
Colby 52,100 96,000
Wentworth Institute 54,800 95,500
Emory 53,400 95,100
Dickinson 49,000 94,900
Wake Forest 51,400 94,600
Boston University 51,400 93,900
Trinity 43,900 93,400
Clark 44,300 92,800
Grinnell 44,400 92,100
Northeastern 56,000 91,900
Univ. of CT 52,600 91,800
Bates* 44,700 91,500
Bowdoin* 46,000 91,400
Davidson 49,300 90,600
Univ. of Vermont 46,300 89,600
Wheaton 44,500 89,400
Connecticut College 46,500 88,700
Denison 47,000 88,500
UNH 46,800 88,100
Ithaca College 44,300 84,700
Vassar* 44,800 84,500
Tulane 47,900 84,000
St. Anselm* 48,900 83,700
Wellesley 49,900 83,700
Quinnipiac 51,700 82,500
St. Lawrence 50,100 81,800
Univ. of NC 47,100 81,500
Barnard College 49,300 81,100
Mount Holyoke 45,600 79,400
Smith 43,600 78,000
Simmons College 48,900 77,200
Keene State 42,300 72,300
Rivier 45,300 72,300
Plymouth State 42,000 70,300
Franklin Pierce 45,300 69,900
Bryn Mawr* 44,600 69,800
NHTI 39,000 66,400
Johnson & Wales 41,700 66,100
SNHU 43,400 65,800
U ME Farmington 41,700 53,800
     
¹ Median Salary with 0-5 years experience 
² Median Salary with 10+ years experience
* 2013-14 data

 

Source: www.payscale.com/college-salary-report/all bachelors.