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Salaries by Major at University of Arizona

How much money do University of Arizona graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $39,500 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $54,000 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 U of A graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $74,000 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $69,100 and Mining and Mineral Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $69,100 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Physics (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $117,200 followed by Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) at $103,700 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) who earn $101,200 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Arizona 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 University of Arizona graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Physics (Doctoral Degree) $117,200
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $103,700
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $101,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $89,000
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) $82,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $74,300
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $74,000
Computer and Information Sciences (Master's Degree) $70,100
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $69,100
Mining and Mineral Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $69,100
Systems Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,000
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,500
Physics (Bachelorís Degree) $63,100
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $62,800
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $62,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $61,700
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $58,100
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $58,000
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,000
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $56,900
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $56,100
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $56,000
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $55,900
Materials Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $55,500
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $53,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Doctoral Degree) $53,400
Law (First Professional Degree) $52,900
Geography and Cartography (Master's Degree) $52,400
International Relations and National Security Studies (Master's Degree) $50,600
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $49,500
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Doctoral Degree) $48,900
Public Health (Master's Degree) $48,400
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $47,000
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $46,200
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $45,800
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $45,800
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $45,400
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $45,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $44,800
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $44,000
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $43,200
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $42,900
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $42,500
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $42,300
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $42,000
Education (Master's Degree) $39,900
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $38,900
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) $37,600
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $36,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $36,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $35,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,400
Public Administration (Bachelorís Degree) $33,400
Homeland Security (Bachelorís Degree) $33,300
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $33,200
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,700
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $30,400
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,300
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $28,400
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Area Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Music (Doctoral Degree) $27,200
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
History (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,100
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $26,000
Nutrition Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,700
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,400
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $25,000
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $24,500
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $23,800
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,700
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $22,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $22,200
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $21,500
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs (Bachelorís Degree) $21,200
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $18,500

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=104179 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Arizona.