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Salaries by Major at Yale University

How much money do Yale University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $74,600 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $118,400 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 Yale graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer and Information Sciences with a median starting salary of $120,300 followed by Economics paying $81,400 and Political Science and Government graduates who have a median starting income of $49,100 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $134,900 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) at $132,400 and Law (Doctoral Degree) who earn $128,900 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Yale 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 Yale University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $134,900
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $132,400
Law (Doctoral Degree) $128,900
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $120,300
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) $106,800
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $92,000
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $87,400
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $81,400
Public Health (Master's Degree) $63,700
Medicine (Doctoral Degree) $61,200
Natural Resources Management and Policy (Master's Degree) $59,900
Architecture (Master's Degree) $59,400
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology (Master's Degree) $55,700
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Master's Degree) $55,600
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $49,100
History (Bachelorís Degree) $44,600
Theological and Ministerial Studies (Master's Degree) $43,900
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $41,300
Area Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $39,200
Religious/Sacred Music (Master's Degree) $36,600
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Master's Degree) $25,000
Music (Master's Degree) $21,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Master's Degree) $17,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130794 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Yale University.