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Salaries by Major at Stanford University

How much money do Stanford University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $95,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $122,900 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 Stanford graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $126,400 followed by Economics paying $80,900 and Mechanical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $78,200 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Law (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $156,700 followed by Computer Science (Master's Degree) at $153,400 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $150,100 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Stanford 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 Stanford University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Law (First Professional Degree) $156,700
Computer Science (Master's Degree) $153,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $150,100
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Doctoral Degree) $139,100
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) $126,700
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $126,400
Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) $102,700
Engineering-Related Fields (Master's Degree) $98,000
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Master's Degree) $87,600
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $80,900
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $79,800
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $78,200
Science, Technology and Society (Bachelorís Degree) $75,900
Communication and Media Studies (Master's Degree) $74,400
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $64,200
Engineering, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $63,100
Education (Master's Degree) $62,000
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $57,100
Area Studies (Master's Degree) $49,100
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $41,300
Human Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $36,200
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $35,900
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $24,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=243744 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Stanford University.