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Salaries by Major at Auburn University

How much money do Auburn University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $40,300 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $54,100 on average.

In terms of specific areas of study, the following is a ranking of degree programs by the median first-year starting salaries for Auburn graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Chemical Engineering with a median starting salary of $73,100 followed by Mechanical Engineering paying $65,000 and Architectural Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $64,800 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $117,800 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $113,000 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) who earn $89,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Auburn University graduates who received federal financial aid in the form of grants or loans. Not all graduates or fields of study are represented as data for some degree programs are omitted for privacy purposes.

Median first-year earnings for Auburn University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $117,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $113,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $89,500
Veterinary Medicine (First Professional Degree) $73,800
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $73,100
Real Estate Development (Master's Degree) $72,300
Architectural Engineering (Master's Degree) $66,600
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,000
Architectural Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,800
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,200
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $62,500
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,700
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,000
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $56,600
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $55,700
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $55,200
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $52,800
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $52,500
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $48,800
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $48,800
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $48,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $46,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $44,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $43,900
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,800
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $42,600
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $42,600
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $41,700
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $41,400
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $39,900
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $39,400
Plant Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $38,500
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $36,800
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $36,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $35,900
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $35,200
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Public Administration (Bachelorís Degree) $34,000
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $33,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $33,600
Apparel and Textiles (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $31,900
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
History (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $26,300
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,400
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,300
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $20,400
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $19,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100858 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Auburn University.