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Salaries by Major at University of California Santa Barbara

How much money do University of California Santa Barbara graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $39,500 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $59,000 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 UCSB graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $77,900 followed by Computer Engineering paying $75,800 and Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $66,400 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Education (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $56,200 followed by Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Master's Degree) at $55,100 and Education (Master's Degree) who earn $54,500 .

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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $77,900
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $75,800
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $66,400
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $59,200
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $56,600
Education (Doctoral Degree) $56,200
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Master's Degree) $55,100
Education (Master's Degree) $54,500
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $46,400
Applied Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $45,500
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $45,100
Statistics (Bachelorís Degree) $43,400
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $40,900
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $38,400
Physics (Bachelorís Degree) $37,100
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $36,300
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $34,400
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $33,200
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,200
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,100
Research and Experimental Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
History (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $27,800
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $25,400
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $25,000
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $21,000
Zoology/Animal Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $20,200
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $19,900

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110705 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of California Santa Barbara.