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Salaries by Major at Pepperdine University

How much money do Pepperdine University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $54,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $71,700 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 Pepperdine graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Accounting and Related Services with a median starting salary of $61,900 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations paying $54,600 and Economics graduates who have a median starting income of $49,700 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $91,000 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $89,700 and Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Doctoral Degree) who earn $69,400 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Pepperdine 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 Pepperdine University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $91,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $89,700
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Doctoral Degree) $69,400
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $61,900
Law (Doctoral Degree) $61,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $54,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $52,000
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $49,700
Public Policy Analysis (Master's Degree) $49,300
Psychology (Master's Degree) $45,000
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $44,900
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $41,700
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $41,400
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $35,900
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,200
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=121150 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Pepperdine University.