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Salaries by Major at University of California Merced

How much money do University of California Merced graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $36,600 per year.

In terms of specific areas of study, the following is a ranking of degree programs by the median first-year starting salaries for UC Merced graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Engineering with a median starting salary of $47,500 followed by Mechanical Engineering paying $44,300 and Economics graduates who have a median starting income of $40,300 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the .

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 Merced 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 Merced graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $47,500
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $44,300
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $40,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
Applied Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $37,500
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $29,600
Cognitive Science (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,900
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $22,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=445188 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of California Merced.