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Salaries by Major at Fairfield University

How much money do Fairfield University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $54,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $77,100 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 Fairfield University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing with a median starting salary of $75,300 followed by Mechanical Engineering paying $63,300 and Accounting and Related Services graduates who have a median starting income of $59,100 .

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 $145,900 followed by Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) at $63,900 and Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) who earn $48,400 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Fairfield University 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 Fairfield University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $145,900
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $75,300
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $63,900
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,300
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $59,100
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $57,800
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $55,900
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $51,000
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $48,500
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $48,400
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $47,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $45,900
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $42,300
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $41,300
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $37,400
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $37,100
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $37,000
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,300
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $28,400

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=129242 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Fairfield University.