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Salaries by Major at Florida Atlantic University

How much money do Florida Atlantic University 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 $46,200 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 FAU 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 $63,200 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $60,900 and Mechanical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $60,000 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $84,900 followed by Taxation (Master's Degree) at $69,600 and Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) who earn $60,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Florida Atlantic 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 Florida Atlantic University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $84,900
Taxation (Master's Degree) $69,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $63,200
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,900
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $60,300
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $56,400
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $56,300
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $56,100
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $54,100
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $53,200
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $49,400
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $49,300
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $47,500
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $46,600
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,700
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $43,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $41,900
Social Work (Master's Degree) $41,800
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $41,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $41,200
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $41,100
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $40,800
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) $40,100
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $39,100
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $39,000
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $37,600
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $36,800
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $36,700
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $36,000
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $35,800
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Social Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $34,600
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $34,500
Public Administration (Bachelorís Degree) $34,500
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
History (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Education (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Biology (Master's Degree) $27,000
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700
Research and Experimental Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $24,100
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $20,700
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $15,600

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=133669 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Florida Atlantic University.