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Salaries by Major at Northern Arizona University

How much money do Northern Arizona University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $35,600 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $43,900 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 NAU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $70,600 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $68,800 and Construction Management graduates who have a median starting income of $65,100 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $96,600 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) at $94,100 and Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) who earn $83,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Northern Arizona 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 Northern Arizona University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) $96,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $94,100
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $83,300
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $71,200
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $70,600
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,800
Construction Management (Bachelorís Degree) $65,100
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $61,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $61,100
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $59,200
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $59,100
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $55,500
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $54,300
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $54,000
Finance and Financial Management Services (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $51,100
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education (Master's Degree) $49,500
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $48,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $47,500
Management Information Systems and Services (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $47,400
English Language and Literature (Master's Degree) $46,400
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $46,200
Anthropology (Master's Degree) $44,900
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $44,800
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $42,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $42,400
Hospitality Administration/Management (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $40,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $40,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $40,000
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $40,000
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Master's Degree) $38,800
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $38,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $37,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $37,100
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $36,800
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $36,600
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $36,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $36,000
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $35,600
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $35,500
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Forestry (Bachelorís Degree) $34,600
Forestry (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $33,000
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $32,500
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,500
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $32,400
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $32,100
Criminology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $31,700
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $30,200
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $30,100
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $29,300
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,100
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $27,100
English Language and Literature (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $26,300
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $26,000
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $25,700
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $24,700
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $24,600
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,000
History (Bachelorís Degree) $23,700
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $21,700
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $17,300
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $17,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=105330 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Northern Arizona University.