Starting Salary Offers for LSU Graduates

 

The below data are composites of responses by studentsfrom each graduating class responding to the LSU Graduating Student Survey conducted by the LSU Olinde Career Center in August 2011, December 2011, and May 2012.

 

  Count Average Maximum Minimum
Agriculture

Argic Economics PHD
Agricultural Business BS
Agronomy MS
Agronomy PHD
Animal-Dairy-Poultry Sci BS
Animal-Dairy-Poul SC MS (ANSC)
Child and Family Studies BS
Entomology MS
Entomology PHD
Environ Mgt Systems BS
Fisheries MS
Food Science MS
Food Science PHD
Human Ecology MS
Human Resource Educ MS
Human Resource Educ PHD
Human Resource Educ BS
Natural Resource Ecol & Mgt BS
Plant & Soil Systems BS
Renewable Natural Resouces MS
Textiles/Apparel/Merchand BS
Wildlife & Fisheries Sci PHD


9
1
1
3
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
3
6
3
2
1
2

1
3
1


$50,968
*
*
$25,000
*
*
*
$54,667
*
*
*
*
$35,333
$52,916
$69,000
*
*
*
*
$43,333
*

$80,000
*
*
$35,000
*
*
*
$90,000
*
*
*
*
$46,000
$83,000
$80,000
*
*
*
*
$50,000
*

$28,000
*
*
$20,000
*
*
*
$36,000
*
*
*
*
$30,000
$42,500
$55,000
*
*
*
*
$40,000
*
Art & Design
Architecture BARCH
Fine Arts-Studio MFA
Interior Design BID
Landscape Architecture MLA
Landscape Architecture BLA
Studio Art BFA

1
1
1
3
9

*
*
*
$44,333
$33,573

*
*
*
$50,000
$88,275
*

*
*
$40,000
$22,880
Business
Accounting BS 
Accounting MS
Accounting PHD
Business Admin MBA
Business Admin-Marketing PHD
Economics BS
Economics PHD
Finance BS
Finance MS
General Business Admin BS
Info Systs & Decision Sci MS
Info Systs & Decision Sci BS
Internat Trade & Finance BS
Management BS
Marketing BS
Public Administration MPA
14
19
1
51
1
3
3
9
4
2
1
6
2
10
11
16
$41,559
$52,711
*
$74,226
*
$42,333
$80,000
$52,778
$62,804
*
*
$56,250
*
$44,860
$37,719
$50,850
$57,000
$98,000
*
$225,000
*
$52,000
$85,000
$70,000
$69,216
*
*
$74,000
*
$77,000
$50,000
$78,000
$10,000
$44,500
*
$28,000
*
$30,000
$75,000
$32,000
$50,000
*
*
$42,000
*
$30,000
$20,160
$37,000
Coast & Environment
Environmental Sciences BS
Environmental Sciences MS
Oceanography & Coast Sci MS
1
4
3
*
$32,750
$36,667
*
$43,000
$40,000
*
$20,000
$33,000
Education
Curriculum & Instruction MEd
Curriculum & Instruction PHD
Educ Leadership/Research PHD
Education EDS Cert (ELRC)
Education MA (ELRC)
Educational Leadership MEd
Elem Grades Education BS
Elementary Educ (Grades 1-5) MAT
Gifted Education MEd
Guidance MEd
Kinesiology BS
Kinesiology MS
PK-3 Teacher Cerification
Special Educaion MEd
Sports Administration BS

3
5
1
5
1
5
2
2
1
7
3
1
1
6
*
$50,000
$56,627
*
$33,400
*
$33,272
*
*
*
$28,577
$44,000
*
*
$29,967

$53,000
$75,000
*
$46,000
*
$41,900
*
*
*
$48,000
$52,000
*
*
$50,000

$47,000
$50,000
*
$24,000
*
$16,462
*
*
*
$15,080
$30,000
*
*
$20,000
Engineering

Biological Engineering BS in 
Chemical Engineering BS in
Chemical Engineering MS in
Chemincal Engineering PHD
Civil Engineering BS in
Civil Engineering MS in
Civil Engineering PHD
Computer Engineering BS in
Construction Management BS in
Electrical Engineering BS in
Electrical Engineering MS in
Electrical Engineering PHD in
Engineering Science PHD
Environmental Engr BS in

Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering BS in
Mechanical Engineering MS in
Petroleum Engineering BS in
Petroleum Engineering MS in

3
31
2
1
13
2
1
4
23
15
1
1
2
6
8
48
2
43
3
$68,333
$73,867
*
*
$61,608
*
*
$54,000
$49,750
$62,650
*
*
*
$50,667
$55,575
$75,217
*
$81,851
$100,167
$71,000
$95,000
*
*
$68,900
*
*
$67,000
$65,000
$79,000
*
*
*
$60,000
$64,000
$200,000
*
$120,000
$102,000
$64,000
$55,000
*
*
$47,000
*
*
$30,000
$35,000
$48,000
*
*
*
$45,000
$31,600
$50,000
*
$30,000
$98,000
Humanities & Social Sciences

Anthropology BA
Communication Disorders MA
Communication Disorders PHD
Communication Studies BA
Communication Studies PHD
English BA
French BA
General Studies BGS
Geography MS
History BA

History MA
History PHD
Interdisciplinary Studies BIS
International Studies BA
Liberal Arts MA in
Philosophy BA
Political Science BA
Political Science PHD
Psychology BS
Psychology PHD
Sociology BA
Spanish BA

1
1
2
1
1
6
1
17
1
7
1
1
3
3
3
3
7
1
3
4
17
1
*
*
*
*
*
$42,117
*
$38,480
*
$32,429
*
*
$41,000
$36,000
$92,667
$30,833
$47,686
*
$27,667
$47,000
$33,563
*
*
*
*
*
*
$65,000
*
$65,000
*
$55,000
*
*
$65,000
$58,000
$100,000
$50,000
$90,000
*
$33,000
$64,000
$115,000
*
*
*
*
*
*
$30,000
*
$20,000
*
$20,000
*
*
$20,000
$25,000
$80,000
$18,500
$20,800
*
$22,000
$36,000
$18,500
*
Library & Information Science
Library & Information Sci MLIS 11 $35,782 $50,000 $27,000
Mass Communication
Mass Communication BA in
Mass Communication MMC
17
2
$29,919
*
$48,000
$*
$16,000
*
Music & Dramatic Arts
Music BA
Music BM
Music DMA
Music MM
Music PHD
Music Education BME
Theatre PHD
1
1
5
1
1
2
1

*
$40,600
*
*
*
*
*
*
$60,000
*
*
*
*

*
$28,000
*
*
*
*
Science
Biochemistry BS 
Biochemistry PHD
Biological Sciences BS
Biological Sciences PHD
Chemistry BS
Chemistry MS
Chemistry PHD
Computer Science BS
Computer Science PHD
Geology MS
Geology PHD
Geology-Professional BS in
Mathematics BS
Med Phys & Health Phys MS
Microbiology BS
Natural Science MNS
Physics PHD
Plant Health PHD
Systems Science MS in
1
1
5
5
1
1
3
3
1
3
1
1
4
2
1
1
3
1
4

*
$23,992
$39,600
*
*
$61,667
$66,000
*
$101,733
*
*
$34,425
*
*
*
$47,000
*
$62,500

*
$46,000
$50,000
*
*
$97,000
$95,000
*
$109,200
*
*
$45,000
*
*
*
$55,000
*
$95,000

*
$15,080
$32,000
*
*
$41,000
$43,000
*
$96,000
*
*
$25,000
*
*
*
$36,000
*
$45,000
Social Work
Social Work MSW
7
$33,429
$45,000
$25,000
Veterinary Medicine
Vet Medical Science PHD (PBS) 
Vet Medical Sci PHD (VCS)
Veterinary Medicine DVM
2
1
15 
*
*
$54,920
*
*
$84,300
*
*
$23,000

 

*Salary data for majors for which fewer than three offers were reported have been withheld.