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Salaries by Major at University of California Irvine

How much money do University of California Irvine graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $41,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $61,800 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 UCI graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing with a median starting salary of $76,400 followed by Computer Science paying $71,600 and Computer Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $67,400 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $175,300 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) at $98,800 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $88,100 .

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 Irvine 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 Irvine graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $175,300
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $98,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $88,100
Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) $81,500
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $76,400
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $71,600
Law (First Professional Degree) $68,700
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,400
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $65,300
Chemistry (Doctoral Degree) $64,000
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,700
Criminology (Master's Degree) $62,300
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $60,000
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $59,700
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $58,900
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $56,000
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $55,800
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $53,000
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $52,100
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $49,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $48,800
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $42,300
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $41,100
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $40,700
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $36,600
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $36,600
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $31,700
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Urban Studies/Affairs (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $30,100
Criminology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Research and Experimental Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $27,500
History (Bachelorís Degree) $27,500
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $25,300
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $25,300
Education (Bachelorís Degree) $24,600
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,500
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (Bachelorís Degree) $24,500
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $24,400
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $23,700
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $23,400
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $22,100
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $17,800

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110653 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of California Irvine.