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 and 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