Salary and Career Info

The Career Services and Cooperative Education team establishes strong relationships with undergraduate and graduate students throughout their college careers. Select a program's name to learn more details. Programs labeled with "ID" indicate that insufficient data exists for that data set- this can be due to low student reporting or the program is new at RIT.

College Co-op Overview
A majority of RIT colleges and programs require a co-op component. Learn more about the different co-op length requirements, the approximate number of students on co-op, and average weekly earnings per college.

College Co-op Overview

A majority of RIT students complete required co-op components within their academic programs. Students report their co-op and complete an evaluation at the end of their experience in order for us to track employers, locations, salaries, learning outcomes, and more.

To collect post-graduation data, the office partners with academic departments to collect this information. Through our First Destination survey, the office learns what our Tigers' plans are after graduation- their current job, starting salaries, graduate school plans, and more. Consistent with other universities, the standard time frame for data collection is up until six months after graduation. Our coordinators continue their support of recent grads in their job search process. New alumni are encouraged to fill out the survey up to six months after graduation. Average first-year salary is created from data collected the past year or the past two years when not enough data is present.

Data below is collected annually and is RIT graduate data from summer 2020 through spring 2021.

Co-op Min Co-op Avg Co-op Max Median First-Year Salary for RIT Graduates Average First-Year Salary for RIT Graduates
3D Digital Design BFA $15.00 $21.17 $40.00 $53,500 $49,630
Accounting and Analytics MS ID ID ID $50,700 $50,350
Advertising and Public Relations BS $10.00 $14.45 $20.00 ID ID
Applied and Computational Mathematics MS $20.00 $22.00 $24.00 $62,000 $65,330
Applied Arts and Sciences BS $12.50 $17.32 $25.00 $83,000 $87,360
Applied Mathematics BS $12.50 $16.13 $18.00 $65,000 $65,900
Applied Modern Language and Culture BS ID ID ID ID ID
Applied Statistics and Actuarial Science BS $20.00 $25.75 $29.00 $53,000 $52,370
Applied Statistics MS $20.00 $24.50 $27.50 $83,500 $98,180
Architecture M.Arch. $12.50 $19.13 $30.00 $51,400 $51,600
ASL-English Interpretation BS ID ID ID ID ID
Astrophysical Sciences and Technology MS ID ID ID ID ID
Astrophysical Sciences and Technology Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Biochemistry BS $10.00 $16.49 $24.00 ID ID
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology BS $12.50 $15.63 $18.75 ID ID
Bioinformatics MS ID ID ID ID ID
Biology BS $12.50 $15.83 $20.00 ID ID
Biomedical and Chemical Engineering Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Biomedical Engineering BS $11.00 $19.56 $42.00 $71,500 $66,902
Biomedical Sciences BS $12.00 $14.78 $21.00 ID ID
Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience BS $12.50 $16.08 $26.00 $60,000 $52,000
Business Administration MBA $16.00 $20.43 $31.00 $65,000 $68,711
Business Administration: Accounting BS $10.00 $17.50 $40.00 $50,000 $47,367
Business Administration: Finance BS $12.50 $18.04 $25.00 $85,000 $65,333
Business Administration: Marketing BS $12.00 $15.38 $24.50 $42,000 $45,850
Business Administration–Executive MBA ID ID ID ID ID
Business Administration–Management BS $12.50 $15.89 $22.00 $40,750 $49,260
Business Administration–Online Executive MBA ID ID ID $86,000 $78,750
Business Analytics MS $17.00 $28.30 $39.60 $60,000 $69,500
Ceramics MFA ID ID ID ID ID
Chemical Engineering BS $12.00 $19.44 $30.71 $70,500 $70,730
Chemistry BS $12.50 $18.75 $25.00 ID ID
Chemistry MS ID ID ID ID ID
Civil Engineering Technology BS $13.00 $17.92 $33.34 $59,000 $58,229
Color Science MS ID ID ID ID ID
Color Science Ph.D. $18.00 $38.85 $52.00 ID ID
Communication BS $10.00 $14.22 $20.00 ID ID
Communication MS ID ID ID $40,500 $44,500
Communication Networks MS $17.00 $28.21 $42.00 $65,750 $82,250
Community Development and Inclusive Leadership BS ID ID ID ID ID
Computational Mathematics BS $15.58 $24.12 $52.00 $75,000 $78,000
Computer Engineering BS $10.00 $22.78 $43.00 $80,000 $80,317
Computer Engineering MS $21.00 $22.67 $25.00 $110,250 $107,708
Computer Engineering Technology BS $12.50 $22.59 $34.50 $68,000 $72,167
Computer Science BS $10.00 $23.82 $53.25 $83,500 $87,800
Computer Science MS $12.50 $33.01 $61.71 $110,500 $108,021
Computing and Information Sciences Ph.D. $16.00 $40.50 $60.00 ID ID
Computing and Information Technologies BS $12.00 $19.89 $60.00 $68,640 $68,796
Computing Security BS $14.70 $26.24 $44.00 $80,000 $81,424
Computing Security MS $18.00 $31.72 $72.00 $120,000 $106,667
Construction Management MS ID ID ID ID ID
Criminal Justice BS ID ID ID ID ID
Criminal Justice MS ID ID ID ID ID
Data Science MS $16.00 $34.38 $62.50 ID ID
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) BS ID ID ID $56,954 $57,170
Dietetics and Nutrition BS $8.35 $13.04 $15.00 ID ID
Digital Humanities and Social Sciences BS $12.50 $15.63 $25.00 $60,000 $54,167
Economics BS ID ID ID ID ID
Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Electrical Engineering BS $12.00 $21.82 $45.00 $73,000 $74,264
Electrical Engineering MS $21.50 $35.20 $48.00 $80,500 $83,331
Electrical Engineering Technology BS $14.00 $21.89 $40.00 $67,500 $68,450
Engineering Management ME $19.00 $24.45 $37.02 $73,000 $73,537
Engineering Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
English BS ID ID ID ID ID
Environmental Science BS ID ID ID ID ID
Environmental Science MS ID ID ID ID ID
Environmental Sustainability, Health and Safety BS $15.00 $19.89 $35.77 $55,000 $55,940
Environmental, Health and Safety Management MS $16.00 $22.50 $28.60 $73,000 $70,768
Exercise Science BS ID ID ID ID ID
Experimental Psychology MS ID ID ID ID ID
Film and Animation BFA $16.00 $17.13 $25.00 $50,000 $45,000
Film and Animation MFA $15.00 $16.51 $18.50 ID ID
Finance MS ID ID ID ID ID
Fine Arts Studio MFA ID ID ID ID ID
Furniture Design MFA ID ID ID ID ID
Game Design and Development BS $8.50 $20.94 $55.00 $63,700 $83,904
Game Design and Development MS $25.00 $31.40 $38.50 $76,000 $74,429
Glass MFA $15.00 $16.67 $19.00 ID ID
Global Supply Chain Management MS ID ID ID ID ID
Graphic Design BFA $17.00 $20.70 $28.60 $52,500 $50,600
Health and Well-being Management MS ID ID ID ID ID
Health Care Interpretation MS ID ID ID ID ID
Health Informatics MS ID ID ID ID ID
Health Systems Management MS ID ID ID $80,000 $72,330
History BS ID ID ID ID ID
Hospitality and Tourism Management BS $11.00 $14.62 $25.00 $46,000 $44,060
Hospitality and Tourism Management MS ID ID ID ID ID
Human-Centered Computing BS $11.60 $20.93 $35.00 $70,000 $72,571
Human-Computer Interaction MS $17.00 $28.86 $55.00 $77,000 $75,750
Illustration BFA $10.00 $12.63 $14.00 ID ID
Imaging Science BS ID ID ID $76,500 $89,100
Imaging Science MS ID ID ID ID ID
Imaging Science Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Industrial and Systems Engineering MS $10.00 $25.49 $40.00 $85,000 $81,600
Industrial Design BFA $11.00 $16.96 $20.00 $57,500 $58,250
Industrial Design MFA $25.00 $26.20 $28.60 $65,000 $64,000
Industrial Engineering BS $15.00 $21.48 $43.00 $65,000 $66,764
Information Technology and Analytics MS $18.00 $27.46 $52.88 $85,000 $86,000
Integrative Design MS ID ID ID ID ID
Interior Design BFA $13.00 $15.38 $20.00 $47,000 $47,667
International and Global Studies BS ID ID ID ID ID
Journalism BS ID ID ID ID ID
Management Information Systems (MIS) BS $12.50 $21.12 $40.00 $63,000 $65,468
Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration MS $12.50 $21.76 $29.83 $72,750 $77,452
Manufacturing Leadership MS ID ID ID ID ID
Materials Science and Engineering MS ID ID ID $72,500 $72,667
Mathematical Modeling Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Mechanical Engineering BS $12.00 $20.79 $43.00 $70,000 $68,783
Mechanical Engineering ME $18.00 $23.49 $34.00 $80,000 $80,073
Mechanical Engineering MS $15.00 $22.60 $38.00 $70,000 $68,560
Mechanical Engineering Technology BS $8.00 $19.94 $43.75 $67,600 $66,753
Mechatronics Engineering Technology BS $17.00 $19.00 $22.00 $72,000 $78,000
Media Arts and Technology BS $12.55 $16.03 $20.00 $47,500 $46,000
Media Arts and Technology MS ID ID ID ID ID
Medical Illustration BFA ID ID ID $52,500 $52,600
Medical Illustration MFA ID ID ID ID ID
Metals and Jewelry Design MFA $20.00 $29.33 $40.00 ID ID
Microelectronic Engineering BS $11.50 $21.22 $30.20 $75,000 $85,800
Microelectronic Engineering MS $30.00 $30.36 $30.72 $90,000 $87,750
Microsystems Engineering Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Motion Picture Science BS $15.50 $16.00 $16.50 $70,000 $74,357
Museum Studies BS ID ID ID ID ID
New Media Design BFA $10.00 $18.32 $27.50 $70,069 $72,352
New Media Interactive Development BS $13.00 $21.07 $45.00 $88,500 $87,375
Nutritional Sciences BS $12.50 $13.54 $14.58 ID ID
Organizational Leadership and Innovation MS ID ID ID ID ID
Packaging Science BS $15.00 $22.26 $31.25 $70,000 $68,920
Packaging Science MS $20.00 $27.34 $38.00 $80,000 $79,873
Philosophy BS ID ID ID ID ID
Photographic and Imaging Arts BFA $12.00 $15.29 $18.50 $38,000 $40,000
Photographic Sciences BS $14.00 $23.31 $32.00 $55,000 $57,170
Photography and Related Media MFA ID ID ID ID ID
Physician Assistant BS/MS ID ID ID $96,500 $99,588
Physics BS $12.50 $17.50 $22.00 ID ID
Physics MS ID ID ID ID ID
Political Science BS ID ID ID ID ID
Print and Graphic Media Science MS ID ID ID ID ID
Product Development MS ID ID ID ID ID
Professional Studies MS $15.00 $19.63 $24.26 $77,930 $76,970
Psychology BS $11.00 $14.13 $20.00 ID ID
Public Policy BS ID ID ID ID ID
Robotics and Manufacturing Engineering Technology BS $15.00 $19.32 $24.04 $75,500 $75,100
Science, Technology and Public Policy MS $24.00 $24.50 $25.00 $39,508 $42,250
Secondary Education of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing MS ID ID ID ID ID
Sociology and Anthropology BS $14.50 $15.00 $15.50 ID ID
Software Engineering BS $11.00 $24.36 $67.65 $92,000 $96,957
Software Engineering MS $16.00 $35.67 $82.50 $130,500 $124,000
Studio Arts BFA ID ID ID ID ID
Supply Chain Management BS $14.00 $17.71 $23.08 ID ID
Sustainability Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Sustainable Engineering MS ID ID ID ID ID
Sustainable Systems MS $17.00 $19.75 $22.50 ID ID
Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship MS $20.00 $24.25 $27.00 ID ID
Visual Arts–All Grades (Art Education) MST ID ID ID ID ID
Visual Communication Design MFA $12.00 $31.04 $60.00 $77,500 $89,250
Web and Mobile Computing BS $11.50 $21.09 $45.00 $70,000 $81,143