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Salaries by Major at University of California Los Angeles

How much money do University of California Los Angeles graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $49,600 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $70,700 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 UCLA graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer and Information Sciences with a median starting salary of $102,100 followed by Computer Engineering paying $87,600 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing graduates who have a median starting income of $82,300 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $135,200 followed by Computer and Information Sciences (Master's Degree) at $122,100 and Engineering (Master's Degree) who earn $108,200 .

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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $135,200
Computer and Information Sciences (Master's Degree) $122,100
Engineering (Master's Degree) $108,200
Mechanical Engineering (Doctoral Degree) $104,200
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $102,100
Law (First Professional Degree) $96,600
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $96,400
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $91,500
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) $90,700
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $87,600
Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) $86,000
Public Health (Doctoral Degree) $82,500
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $82,300
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $74,700
Public Health (Master's Degree) $71,500
Education (Doctoral Degree) $67,800
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $67,200
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $65,900
Dentistry (First Professional Degree) $65,200
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,400
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,600
Public Policy Analysis (Master's Degree) $59,300
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Master's Degree) $57,500
Chemistry (Doctoral Degree) $56,800
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $56,400
Social Work (Master's Degree) $55,800
History (Doctoral Degree) $55,400
Education (Master's Degree) $54,600
Architecture (Master's Degree) $53,800
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $53,100
Psychology (Doctoral Degree) $53,100
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $51,000
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $50,800
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Doctoral Degree) $49,800
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $48,800
Statistics (Bachelorís Degree) $48,100
Library Science, Other (Master's Degree) $44,400
Cognitive Science (Bachelorís Degree) $44,400
Applied Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $43,900
Legal Support Services (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $43,500
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $41,100
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $38,300
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $37,900
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $37,000
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $36,200
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $35,600
Human Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,200
Physics (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Master's Degree) $31,300
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $29,300
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
Area Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
History (Bachelorís Degree) $28,500
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $28,400
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $26,900
Research and Experimental Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,900
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $25,000
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $24,000
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $23,300
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $23,100
Fine and Studio Arts (Master's Degree) $22,800
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $21,100
Music (Master's Degree) $20,600

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110662 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of California Los Angeles.