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Salaries by Major at George Washington University

How much money do George Washington University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $58,400 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $80,500 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 George Washington graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Finance and Financial Management Services with a median starting salary of $67,800 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $66,200 and Mechanical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $62,600 .

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 $117,500 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $109,100 and Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) who earn $100,800 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for George Washington 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 George Washington University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $117,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $109,100
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) $100,800
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $98,400
Systems Engineering (Master's Degree) $97,100
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $92,800
Engineering-Related Fields (Master's Degree) $91,000
Finance and Financial Management Services (Master's Degree) $86,700
Information Science/Studies (Master's Degree) $86,200
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (Master's Degree) $77,800
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $76,900
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $76,200
Human Resources Management and Services (Master's Degree) $74,500
Law (First Professional Degree) $74,300
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $70,200
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $69,800
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $67,800
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $67,100
Educational Administration and Supervision (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $66,800
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $66,200
Public Policy Analysis (Master's Degree) $64,200
Political Science and Government (Master's Degree) $63,800
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $62,900
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $62,600
Public Health (Master's Degree) $62,400
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology (Master's Degree) $62,100
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Master's Degree) $61,800
International Relations and National Security Studies (Master's Degree) $61,200
Economics (Master's Degree) $59,400
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Doctoral Degree) $59,000
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $58,500
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $56,500
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $56,400
Publishing (Master's Degree) $55,400
Legal Support Services (Master's Degree) $54,500
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $54,500
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $53,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $52,800
Area Studies (Master's Degree) $51,700
Design and Applied Arts (Master's Degree) $50,300
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $49,900
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $49,300
International and Comparative Education (Master's Degree) $48,800
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $48,100
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $48,000
Area Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $48,000
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $46,900
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) $46,800
Hospitality Administration/Management (Master's Degree) $46,700
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $45,600
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $45,500
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $44,300
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $43,900
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $43,500
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $42,000
Museology/Museum Studies (Master's Degree) $41,200
Education, Other (Master's Degree) $39,400
History (Bachelorís Degree) $36,000
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $35,600
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $34,900
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Associate's Degree) $33,600
Fine and Studio Arts (Master's Degree) $33,500
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $28,000
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $26,200
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Master's Degree) $21,500
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $17,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=131469 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for George Washington University.