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Salaries by Major at Mercer University

How much money do Mercer University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $44,300 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $57,300 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 Mercer graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other with a median starting salary of $60,500 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $60,100 and Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $58,500 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $105,300 followed by Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) at $93,100 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) who earn $86,700 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Mercer 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 Mercer University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (Doctoral Degree) $105,300
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) $93,100
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $86,700
Curriculum and Instruction (Doctoral Degree) $71,500
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $69,500
Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) $66,300
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $60,500
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $60,100
Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $58,500
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $57,200
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs (Doctoral Degree) $54,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $54,600
Medicine (Doctoral Degree) $52,900
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $46,400
Law (Doctoral Degree) $46,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $45,300
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $39,100
Public Health (Master's Degree) $36,500
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $35,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $34,600
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) $33,700
Human Services (Bachelorís Degree) $32,200
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Theological and Ministerial Studies (Master's Degree) $29,500
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=140447 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Mercer University.