Starting Salary Offers for LSU Graduates

We survey 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