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Salaries by Major at University of Central Florida

How much money do University of Central Florida graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $37,600 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $48,900 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 UCF graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $63,300 followed by Mechanical Engineering paying $59,800 and Civil Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $56,500 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Engineering-Related Fields (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $114,800 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) at $90,700 and Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) who earn $75,200 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Central Florida 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 University of Central Florida graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Engineering-Related Fields (Master's Degree) $114,800
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $90,700
Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) $75,200
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $66,900
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,300
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,800
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $58,700
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $56,500
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $56,400
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $55,700
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $55,600
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $54,400
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $53,600
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $49,000
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $45,200
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $44,900
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $44,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $43,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $40,600
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $40,100
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $39,400
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $39,000
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $38,100
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $36,800
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $36,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $34,400
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $34,000
Social Work (Master's Degree) $33,700
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $30,800
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $29,800
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $29,300
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $27,800
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,800
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
History (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
Legal Support Services (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $24,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $24,700
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,700
Visual and Performing Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $21,000
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $20,500
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $20,500
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $19,500

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=132903 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Central Florida.