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Salaries by Major at The University of Alabama

How much money do The University of Alabama graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $39,000 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $49,900 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 Alabama graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $71,600 followed by Management Information Systems and Services paying $67,700 and Chemical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $64,700 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $109,600 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) at $89,700 and Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (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 The University of Alabama 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 The University of Alabama graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $109,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $89,700
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (Master's Degree) $89,500
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Master's Degree) $82,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $79,200
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $76,000
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $71,600
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $67,700
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,700
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,200
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $61,400
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $58,100
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $58,000
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $54,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $54,400
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $54,100
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $53,000
Law (First Professional Degree) $51,900
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $51,300
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $50,000
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $49,300
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $46,300
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences (Master's Degree) $46,200
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $46,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $45,400
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $44,400
Marketing (Master's Degree) $43,800
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $42,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $42,400
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Master's Degree) $42,000
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $38,100
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $37,200
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $37,200
Social Work (Master's Degree) $37,000
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $36,600
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $36,400
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $36,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $36,000
Apparel and Textiles (Bachelorís Degree) $35,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $34,300
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $33,900
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Bachelorís Degree) $31,600
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $30,300
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $29,800
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
History (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $26,100
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,700
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $23,900
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $21,300
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $21,300
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $14,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100751 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for The University of Alabama.