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Salaries by Major at University of San Diego

How much money do University of San Diego graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $55,100 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $70,200 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 USD graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $71,400 followed by Mechanical Engineering paying $63,900 and Accounting and Related Services graduates who have a median starting income of $61,100 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $112,900 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) at $87,400 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $85,700 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of San Diego 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 San Diego graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $112,900
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $87,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $85,700
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (Master's Degree) $73,500
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $71,400
Education (Master's Degree) $69,300
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,900
Law (First Professional Degree) $62,100
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $61,100
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $57,800
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $49,100
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $47,900
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $47,600
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $47,300
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $45,200
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $43,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $42,400
Legal Support Services (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $40,600
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) $36,700
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $36,300
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $30,100
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $27,500
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122436 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of San Diego.