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Whittier College Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Whittier College

How much money do Whittier College graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $36,700 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $47,400 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 Whittier College graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Social Work with a median starting salary of $34,500 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations paying $33,900 and Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics graduates who have a median starting income of $28,600 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Education (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $51,900 followed by Law (First Professional Degree) at $36,900 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Whittier College 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 Whittier College graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Education (Master's Degree) $51,900
Law (First Professional Degree) $36,900
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $34,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $33,900
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
Social Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $25,600
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,300
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $20,900
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $15,600
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $14,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=125763 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Whittier College.