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 2019 through spring 2020.

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 $11.80 $12.82 $14.00 $42,000 $44,500
Accounting and Analytics MS ID ID ID $50,400 $50,100
Advertising and Public Relations BS $13.00 $15.60 $18.00 $33,400 $34,400
Applied and Computational Mathematics MS ID ID ID $77,500 $75,900
Applied Arts and Sciences BS $15.00 $24.07 $48.75 $45,900 $50,800
Applied Mathematics BS $11.40 $20.68 $30.30 $61,800 $62,300
Applied Modern Language and Culture BS ID ID ID ID ID
Applied Statistics and Actuarial Science BS ID ID ID ID ID
Applied Statistics MS ID ID ID $66,500 $73,000
Architecture M.Arch. $15.00 $18.17 $23.50 $41,600 $43,300
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 ID ID ID ID ID
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology BS $15.50 $18.58 $23.25 ID ID
Bioinformatics MS ID ID ID ID ID
Biology BS ID ID ID $36,700 $33,500
Biomedical and Chemical Engineering Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Biomedical Engineering BS $9.38 $19.51 $28.58 $65,000 $65,200
Biomedical Sciences BS ID ID ID $39,200 $42,300
Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience BS ID ID ID $44,500 $49,300
Business Administration MBA $13.00 $24.00 $50.00 $63,000 $63,500
Business Administration: Accounting BS $11.00 $15.40 $20.00 $47,400 $44,800
Business Administration: Finance BS $10.99 $18.30 $40.00 $67,500 $69,400
Business Administration: International Business BS $10.00 $14.81 $18.50 $59,500 $59,500
Business Administration: Management BS $10.00 $14.20 $20.00 $36,700 $37,100
Business Administration: Marketing BS $10.00 $15.25 $20.00 $39,000 $44,800
Business Administration–Accounting MBA ID ID ID $47,000 $50,300
Business Administration–Executive MBA ID ID ID $82,000 $75,000
Business Administration–Online Executive MBA ID ID ID ID ID
Business Analytics MS ID ID ID $79,300 $77,100
Ceramics MFA ID ID ID ID ID
Chemical Engineering BS $11.80 $19.20 $27.70 $67,000 $66,300
Chemistry BS $11.80 $14.15 $18.00 $41,600 $43,200
Chemistry MS ID ID ID ID ID
Civil Engineering Technology BS $13.00 $17.54 $33.34 $60,000 $58,400
Color Science MS ID ID ID ID ID
Color Science Ph.D. $18.00 $38.85 $52.00 ID ID
Communication BS $11.80 $13.83 $18.00 ID ID
Communication MS ID ID ID ID ID
Communication Networks MS $14.00 $20.33 $33.95 $68,000 $84,900
Community Development and Inclusive Leadership BS ID ID ID ID ID
Computational Finance MS ID ID ID $70,000 $63,100
Computational Mathematics BS $18.00 $32.47 $46.87 $90,000 $91,700
Computer Engineering BS $12.00 $22.16 $56.25 $80,000 $78,600
Computer Engineering MS $14.70 $26.24 $44.00 $93,500 $102,000
Computer Engineering Technology BS $13.00 $22.25 $41.00 $75,000 $70,100
Computer Science BS $10.00 $23.82 $53.25 $83,500 $87,800
Computer Science MS $12.00 $31.44 $61.71 $110,000 $104,300
Computing and Information Sciences Ph.D. $16.00 $40.50 $60.00 ID ID
Computing and Information Technologies BS $12.00 $21.25 $36.50 $70,000 $70,400
Computing Security BS $7.50 $23.40 $50.00 $82,000 $85,000
Computing Security MS $15.00 $26.83 $44.00 $88,300 $86,300
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 $14.70 $27.31 $38.00 ID ID
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) BS ID ID ID $57,000 $57,100
Dietetics and Nutrition BS $11.80 $13.24 $18.75 ID ID
Digital Humanities and Social Sciences BS ID ID ID ID ID
Economics BS ID ID ID ID ID
Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Electrical Engineering BS $10.00 $20.65 $41.00 $72,500 $71,200
Electrical Engineering MS $12.50 $30.38 $49.50 $88,800 $87,400
Electrical Engineering Technology BS $11.00 $20.25 $32.00 $65,800 $69,400
Engineering Management ME $19.00 $24.46 $28.13 $72,000 $76,900
Engineering Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
English BS ID ID ID ID ID
Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures MS $16.00 $20.00 $22.00 ID ID
Environmental Science BS ID ID ID ID ID
Environmental Science MS ID ID ID ID ID
Environmental Sustainability, Health and Safety BS $10.00 $18.63 $33.92 $52,000 $56,100
Environmental, Health and Safety Management MS $14.00 $20.70 $28.85 $60,000 $63,200
Exercise Science BS ID ID ID ID ID
Experimental Psychology MS ID ID ID $45,000 $56,200
Film and Animation BFA $13.50 $14.91 $15.60 $50,300 $35,400
Film and Animation MFA $15.00 $16.60 $20.00 ID ID
Finance MS ID ID ID $53,500 $48,400
Fine Arts Studio MFA ID ID ID ID ID
Furniture Design MFA ID ID ID ID ID
Game Design and Development BS $10.00 $19.79 $48.75 $64,000 $66,900
Game Design and Development MS $25.00 $30.00 $40.00 $72,500 $77,100
Glass MFA ID ID ID ID ID
Global Supply Chain Management MS ID ID ID ID ID
Graphic Design BFA $11.80 $16.16 $28.60 $51,300 $49,700
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 $62,000 $61,000
History BS ID ID ID ID ID
Hospitality and Tourism Management BS $12.50 $13.00 $14.50 $40,700 $39,100
Hospitality and Tourism Management MS ID ID ID ID ID
Human-Centered Computing BS $15.00 $22.32 $37.00 $70,000 $75,000
Human-Computer Interaction MS $18.00 $31.29 $40.00 $80,000 $80,300
Illustration BFA ID ID ID $27,500 $29,900
Imaging Science BS ID ID ID $75,000 $75,200
Imaging Science MS $33.50 $35.98 $38.46 $48,000 $60,000
Imaging Science Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Industrial and Systems Engineering MS $15.50 $23.15 $38.00 ID ID
Industrial Design BFA $10.00 $18.94 $30.00 $50,000 $50,300
Industrial Design MFA $15.00 $20.17 $42.00 ID ID
Industrial Engineering BS $13.00 $20.93 $37.00 $67,000 $66,000
Information Technology and Analytics MS $16.00 $25.21 $45.00 $87,500 $82,500
Integrative Design MS ID ID ID ID ID
Interior Design BFA ID ID ID $48,000 $47,900
International and Global Studies BS ID ID ID ID ID
Journalism BS ID ID ID ID ID
Management Information Systems (MIS) BS $10.00 $20.16 $34.00 $55,000 $64,800
Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration MS $15.00 $24.52 $38.00 $72,000 $70,800
Manufacturing Leadership MS ID ID ID $74,000 $71,300
Materials Science and Engineering MS $14.25 $16.42 $20.00 $75,000 $71,400
Mathematical Modeling Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Mechanical Engineering BS $9.00 $20.40 $100.00 $70,000 $67,900
Mechanical Engineering ME $20.00 $23.70 $34.00 $81,000 $79,300
Mechanical Engineering MS ID ID ID $70,000 $69,600
Mechanical Engineering Technology BS $11.80 $19.86 $40.00 $64,000 $64,300
Mechatronics Engineering Technology BS $11.00 $19.77 $35.15 $72,000 $71,400
Media Arts and Technology BS $11.00 $13.33 $16.00 $33,300 $44,100
Media Arts and Technology MS ID ID ID ID ID
Medical Illustration BFA ID ID ID ID ID
Medical Illustration MFA ID ID ID ID ID
Metals and Jewelry Design MFA ID ID ID ID ID
Microelectronic Engineering BS $17.75 $22.95 $29.50 $73,000 $74,300
Microelectronic Engineering MS ID ID ID $91,500 $90,900
Microsystems Engineering Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Motion Picture Science BS ID ID ID ID ID
Museum Studies BS ID ID ID ID ID
New Media Design BFA $15.00 $19.73 $30.00 $68,000 $67,200
New Media Interactive Development BS $12.00 $22.41 $46.87 $65,000 $68,500
Nutritional Sciences BS ID ID ID ID ID
Packaging Science BS $13.50 $22.64 $40.00 $65,000 $65,400
Packaging Science MS $13.00 $25.46 $40.00 $65,000 $73,300
Philosophy BS ID ID ID ID ID
Photographic and Imaging Arts BFA $8.60 $11.31 $13.00 $44,100 $50,200
Photographic Sciences BS ID ID ID $44,100 $56,300
Photography and Related Media MFA ID ID ID ID ID
Physician Assistant BS/MS ID ID ID $91,500 $92,800
Physics BS $21.00 $21.60 $22.00 $57,000 $58,400
Physics MS ID ID ID ID ID
Political Science BS ID ID ID ID ID
Print and Graphic Media Science MS $13.50 $15.17 $16.00 $60,400 $58,100
Product Development MS ID ID ID $80,000 $80,800
Professional Studies MS ID ID ID $60,400 $65,200
Psychology BS $11.80 $13.37 $22.00 $33,300 $33,600
Public Policy BS ID ID ID ID ID
Robotics and Manufacturing Engineering Technology BS $12.00 $19.10 $31.21 $79,000 $76,400
School Psychology MS ID ID ID ID ID
Science, Technology and Public Policy MS ID ID ID $37,000 $31,300
Secondary Education of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing MS ID ID ID ID ID
Sociology and Anthropology BS ID ID ID ID ID
Software Engineering BS $10.00 $24.95 $60.00 $86,000 $88,400
Software Engineering MS $19.00 $31.99 $49.50 $85,000 $90,300
Studio Arts BFA ID ID ID ID ID
Supply Chain Management BS $15.00 $25.71 $35.00 ID ID
Sustainability Ph.D. ID ID ID ID ID
Sustainable Engineering MS ID ID ID $69,000 $70,800
Sustainable Systems MS ID ID ID $73,900 $69,000
Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship MS ID ID ID ID ID
Visual Arts–All Grades (Art Education) MST ID ID ID ID ID
Visual Communication Design MFA $14.85 $22.46 $36.00 $68,000 $76,700
Web and Mobile Computing BS $9.50 $23.18 $50.00 $75,500 $77,200