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Salaries by Major at University of Chicago

How much money do University of Chicago graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $75,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $98,500 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 UChicago graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $87,000 followed by Economics paying $83,000 and Statistics graduates who have a median starting income of $72,000 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Law (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $170,500 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $152,900 and Statistics (Master's Degree) who earn $103,700 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Chicago 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 Chicago graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Law (First Professional Degree) $170,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $152,900
Statistics (Master's Degree) $103,700
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $87,000
Computer Science (Master's Degree) $85,200
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $83,000
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $80,300
Statistics (Bachelorís Degree) $72,000
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $70,700
Public Policy Analysis (Master's Degree) $67,900
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $57,400
Education (Master's Degree) $53,100
Public Policy Analysis (Bachelorís Degree) $51,800
International Relations and National Security Studies (Master's Degree) $46,400
Social Work (Master's Degree) $43,700
Social Sciences (Master's Degree) $40,900
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $39,600
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $39,300
Theological and Ministerial Studies (Master's Degree) $38,700
Physics (Bachelorís Degree) $38,300
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Master's Degree) $37,000
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $36,700
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $34,500
History (Bachelorís Degree) $32,300
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $30,700
Area Studies (Master's Degree) $30,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144050 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Chicago.