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

The data below is collected annually and features data from summer 2019 through spring 2020.

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 plans after graduation. 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. 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.

Co-op Min Co-op Avg Co-op Max Full Time
(Entry Level) Median
3D Digital Design BFA $11.80 $12.82 $14.00 $42,000
Accounting and Analytics MS ID ID ID $50,400
Advertising and Public Relations BS $13.00 $15.60 $18.00 $33,400
Applied and Computational Mathematics MS ID ID ID $77,500
Applied Arts and Sciences BS $15.00 $24.07 $48.75 $45,900
Applied Mathematics BS $11.40 $20.68 $30.30 $61,800
Applied Modern Language and Culture BS ID ID ID ID
Applied Statistics and Actuarial Science BS ID ID ID ID
Applied Statistics MS ID ID ID $66,500
Architecture M.Arch. $15.00 $18.17 $23.50 $41,600
ASL-English Interpretation BS ID ID ID ID
Astrophysical Sciences and Technology MS ID ID ID ID
Astrophysical Sciences and Technology Ph.D. ID ID ID ID
Biochemistry BS ID ID ID ID
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology BS $15.50 $18.58 $23.25 ID
Bioinformatics MS ID ID ID ID
Biology BS ID ID ID $36,700
Biomedical and Chemical Engineering Ph.D. ID ID ID ID
Biomedical Engineering BS $9.38 $19.51 $28.58 $65,000
Biomedical Sciences BS ID ID ID $39,200
Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience BS ID ID ID $44,500
Business Administration MBA $13.00 $24.00 $50.00 $63,000
Business Administration: Accounting BS $11.00 $15.40 $20.00 $47,400
Business Administration: Finance BS $10.99 $18.30 $40.00 $67,500
Business Administration: International Business BS $10.00 $14.81 $18.50 $59,500
Business Administration: Management BS $10.00 $14.20 $20.00 $36,700
Business Administration: Marketing BS $10.00 $15.25 $20.00 $39,000
Business Administration–Accounting MBA ID ID ID $47,000
Business Administration–Executive MBA ID ID ID $77,000
Business Administration–Online Executive MBA ID ID ID $102,500
Business Analytics MS ID ID ID $79,300
Ceramics MFA ID ID ID ID
Chemical Engineering BS $11.80 $19.20 $27.70 $67,000
Chemistry BS $11.80 $14.15 $18.00 $41,600
Chemistry MS ID ID ID ID
Civil Engineering Technology BS $10.00 $18.19 $68.57 $60,000
Color Science MS ID ID ID ID
Color Science Ph.D. $18.00 $38.85 $52.00 ID
Communication BS $11.80 $13.83 $18.00 ID
Communication MS ID ID ID ID
Communication Networks MS ID ID ID ID
Community Development and Inclusive Leadership BS ID ID ID ID
Computational Finance MS ID ID ID $70,000
Computational Mathematics BS $18.00 $32.47 $46.87 $90,000
Computer Engineering BS $12.00 $22.16 $56.25 $80,000
Computer Engineering MS $14.70 $26.24 $44.00 $93,500
Computer Engineering Technology BS $13.00 $22.25 $41.00 $75,000
Computer Science BS $10.00 $23.82 $53.25 $83,500
Computer Science MS $12.00 $31.44 $61.71 $110,000
Computing and Information Sciences Ph.D. $16.00 $40.50 $60.00 ID
Computing and Information Technologies BS $12.00 $21.25 $36.50 $70,000
Computing Security BS $7.50 $23.40 $50.00 $82,000
Computing Security MS $15.00 $26.83 $44.00 $88,300
Construction Management MS ID ID ID ID
Criminal Justice BS ID ID ID ID
Criminal Justice MS ID ID ID ID
Data Science MS $14.70 $27.31 $38.00 ID
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) BS ID ID ID $57,000
Dietetics and Nutrition BS $11.80 $13.24 $18.75 ID
Digital Humanities and Social Sciences BS ID ID ID ID
Economics BS ID ID ID ID
Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. ID ID ID ID
Electrical Engineering BS $10.00 $20.65 $41.00 $72,500
Electrical Engineering MS $12.50 $30.38 $49.50 $88,800
Electrical Engineering Technology BS $11.00 $20.25 $32.00 $65,800
Engineering Management ME $19.00 $24.46 $28.13 $72,000
Engineering Ph.D. $34.00 $38.93 $40.87 ID
Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures MS $16.00 $20.00 $22.00 ID
Environmental Science BS ID ID ID ID
Environmental Science MS ID ID ID ID
Environmental Sustainability, Health and Safety BS $10.00 $18.63 $33.92 $52,000
Environmental, Health and Safety Management MS $14.00 $20.70 $28.85 $60,000
Exercise Science BS ID ID ID ID
Experimental Psychology MS ID ID ID $45,000
Film and Animation BFA $13.50 $14.91 $15.60 $50,300
Film and Animation MFA $15.00 $16.60 $20.00 ID
Finance MS ID ID ID $53,500
Fine Arts Studio MFA ID ID ID ID
Furniture Design MFA ID ID ID ID
Game Design and Development BS $10.00 $19.79 $48.75 $64,000
Game Design and Development MS $25.00 $30.00 $40.00 $72,500
Glass MFA ID ID ID ID
Global Supply Chain Management MS ID ID ID ID
Graphic Design BFA $11.80 $16.16 $28.60 $51,300
Health and Well-being Management MS ID ID ID ID
Health Care Interpretation MS ID ID ID ID
Health Informatics MS ID ID ID ID
Health Systems Management MS ID ID ID $62,000
Hospitality and Tourism Management BS $12.50 $13.00 $14.50 $40,700
Hospitality and Tourism Management MS ID ID ID ID
Human Resource Development MS ID ID ID $60,000
Human-Centered Computing BS $15.00 $22.32 $37.00 $70,000
Human-Computer Interaction MS $18.00 $31.29 $40.00 $80,000
Illustration BFA ID ID ID $27,500
Imaging Science BS ID ID ID $75,000
Imaging Science MS $33.50 $35.98 $38.46 $48,000
Imaging Science Ph.D. $24.00 $38.77 $57.75 ID
Industrial and Systems Engineering MS $15.50 $23.15 $38.00 ID
Industrial Design BFA $10.00 $18.94 $30.00 $50,000
Industrial Design MFA $15.00 $20.17 $42.00 ID
Industrial Engineering BS $13.00 $20.93 $37.00 $67,000
Information Technology and Analytics MS $16.00 $25.21 $45.00 $87,500
Integrative Design MS ID ID ID ID
Interior Design BFA ID ID ID $48,000
International and Global Studies BS ID ID ID ID
Journalism BS ID ID ID ID
Management Information Systems (MIS) BS $10.00 $20.16 $34.00 $55,000
Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration MS $15.00 $24.52 $38.00 $72,000
Manufacturing Leadership MS ID ID ID $74,000
Materials Science and Engineering MS $14.25 $16.42 $20.00 $75,000
Mathematical Modeling Ph.D. ID ID ID ID
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Ph.D. ID ID ID ID
Mechanical Engineering BS $9.00 $20.40 $100.00 $70,000
Mechanical Engineering ME $20.00 $23.70 $34.00 $81,000
Mechanical Engineering MS ID ID ID $70,000
Mechanical Engineering Technology BS $11.80 $19.86 $40.00 $64,000
Mechatronics Engineering Technology BS $11.00 $18.60 $28.60 $62,300
Media Arts and Technology BS $11.00 $13.33 $16.00 $33,300
Media Arts and Technology MS ID ID ID ID
Medical Illustration BFA ID ID ID ID
Medical Illustration MFA ID ID ID ID
Metals and Jewelry Design MFA ID ID ID ID
Microelectronic Engineering BS $17.75 $22.95 $29.50 $73,000
Microelectronic Engineering MS ID ID ID $91,500
Microsystems Engineering Ph.D. ID ID ID ID
Motion Picture Science BS ID ID ID ID
Museum Studies BS ID ID ID ID
New Media Design BFA $15.00 $19.73 $30.00 $68,000
New Media Interactive Development BS $12.00 $22.41 $46.87 $65,000
Nutritional Sciences BS ID ID ID ID
Packaging Science BS $13.50 $22.64 $40.00 $65,000
Packaging Science MS $13.00 $25.46 $40.00 $65,000
Philosophy BS ID ID ID ID
Photographic and Imaging Arts BFA $8.60 $11.31 $13.00 $44,100
Photographic Sciences BS ID ID ID $44,100
Photography and Related Media MFA ID ID ID ID
Physician Assistant BS/MS ID ID ID $91,500
Physics BS $21.00 $21.60 $22.00 $57,000
Physics MS ID ID ID ID
Political Science BS ID ID ID ID
Print and Graphic Media Science MS $13.50 $15.17 $16.00 $60,400
Product Development MS ID ID ID $80,000
Professional Studies MS ID ID ID $60,400
Psychology BS $11.80 $13.37 $22.00 $33,300
Public Policy BS ID ID ID ID
Robotics and Manufacturing Engineering Technology BS $12.00 $19.10 $31.21 $79,000
School Psychology MS ID ID ID ID
Science, Technology and Public Policy MS ID ID ID $37,000
Secondary Education of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing MS ID ID ID ID
Service Leadership and Innovation MS ID ID ID ID
Sociology and Anthropology BS ID ID ID ID
Software Engineering BS $10.00 $24.95 $60.00 $86,000
Software Engineering MS $19.00 $31.99 $49.50 $85,000
Studio Arts BFA ID ID ID ID
Supply Chain Management BS $15.00 $25.71 $35.00 ID
Sustainability Ph.D. $20.00 $26.91 $45.57 $55,000
Sustainable Engineering MS ID ID ID $69,000
Sustainable Systems MS ID ID ID $73,900
Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship MS ID ID ID ID
Visual Arts–All Grades (Art Education) MST ID ID ID ID
Visual Communication Design MFA $14.85 $22.46 $36.00 $68,000
Web and Mobile Computing BS $9.50 $23.18 $50.00 $75,500