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Salaries by Major at Occidental College

How much money do Occidental College graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $38,900 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $56,600 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 Oxy graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Economics with a median starting salary of $47,200 followed by Political Science and Government paying $31,800 and Natural Resources Conservation and Research graduates who have a median starting income of $31,200 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Occidental College 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 Occidental College graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $47,200
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,500
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $27,500
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=120254 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Occidental College.