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Salaries by Major at University of California Riverside

How much money do University of California Riverside graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $35,000 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $52,200 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 Riverside graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Engineering with a median starting salary of $65,000 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $59,200 and Mechanical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $53,100 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Education (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $57,300 followed by Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Master's Degree) at $40,300 .

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 Riverside 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 Riverside graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,000
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,200
Education (Master's Degree) $57,300
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $53,100
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $44,200
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $43,900
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Master's Degree) $40,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $35,700
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
Social Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $34,100
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $33,200
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $32,400
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $30,700
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $27,300
Public Policy Analysis (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $26,200
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $25,600
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,400
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $24,400
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $24,400
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $24,100
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $23,700
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $23,300
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $23,200
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $22,400
Area Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $21,900
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $21,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $21,200
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $21,100
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $21,000
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $20,100
History (Bachelorís Degree) $19,600
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $19,500
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $19,100
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $17,800

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110671 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of California Riverside.