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It isn't all about the money, but it never hurts to have a higher salary. Here are the top Utah and Idaho colleges by mid-career median salaries. sources: payscale.com U.S.News Data not found for BYU Idaho.

Brigham Young University
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$86,800

According payscale.com, BYU graduate's most popular jobs include four different engineering occupations, financial analysis and financial management, which explains in part their high salary.

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University of Idaho
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The University of Idaho beats out any school in Utah besides BYU in terms of salary potential, with a $78,900 average.

The Vandal's most popular majors include general psychology and marketing, along with marketing management, according to rankingsandreviews.com.

University of Utah
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U of U graduates average a $77,900 salary.

Popular majors at the U include social sciences, business, management,and marketing.

Weber St. University
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The most popular majors at Weber St. are selling skills and sales operations, and business administration.

Mid-career median salary: $75,000

Utah State University
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Economics is the most popular major at Utah State.

Graduates have a mid-career median salary of $74,000.

Idaho St. University
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Graduates of Idaho St., located in Pocatello, have a mid-career median salary of $72,100.

Westminster College
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Most popular majors at Westminster are management, business, and marketing.

Median mid-career salary: $71,000

Boise St. University
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Median mid-career salary for Boise St. graduates is $69,200.

Their most popular majors are business/commerce, and speech communication.

Utah Valley University
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UVU, located in Orem, has graduates with an mid-career median salary of $64,800.