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Salaries by Major at University of California Davis

How much money do University of California Davis graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $42,600 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $65,200 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 UC Davis graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Engineering with a median starting salary of $76,300 followed by Computer and Information Sciences paying $75,100 and Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $68,100 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $125,700 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $103,100 and Chemistry (Doctoral Degree) who earn $67,600 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of California Davis 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 California Davis graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $125,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $103,100
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $76,300
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $75,100
Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,100
Chemistry (Doctoral Degree) $67,600
Law (First Professional Degree) $67,100
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $66,500
Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences (First Professional Degree) $66,300
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $62,400
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,700
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $61,600
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,300
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $55,700
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology (Doctoral Degree) $54,200
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $53,100
Education (Master's Degree) $50,800
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $49,200
Public Health (Master's Degree) $48,700
Statistics (Bachelorís Degree) $47,900
Landscape Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $47,700
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $46,800
Biotechnology (Bachelorís Degree) $43,700
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $42,900
Applied Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $41,700
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $39,300
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $37,900
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
Food Science and Technology (Bachelorís Degree) $36,300
Social Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $36,100
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $35,800
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $35,300
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
Agricultural Production Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $34,500
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $33,900
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $33,900
Pharmacology and Toxicology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,600
Genetics (Bachelorís Degree) $33,400
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,700
Physics (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Research and Experimental Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Psychology, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $29,400
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,800
Nutrition Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $26,100
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $25,600
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $25,400
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $25,200
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $24,200
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $24,200
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $24,100
History (Bachelorís Degree) $23,800
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $18,800
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $17,600

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110644 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of California Davis.