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Salaries by Major at University of Illinois at Chicago

How much money do University of Illinois at Chicago graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $44,500 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $61,900 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 UIC graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $67,200 followed by Computer Science paying $64,600 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing graduates who have a median starting income of $63,700 .

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 $103,900 followed by Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) at $100,900 and Dentistry (First Professional Degree) who earn $99,800 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Illinois at 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 Illinois at Chicago graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $103,900
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $100,900
Dentistry (First Professional Degree) $99,800
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $90,400
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $90,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $73,700
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (First Professional Degree) $68,100
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,200
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) $65,500
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $64,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $63,700
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $62,100
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (Master's Degree) $61,300
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,200
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $60,800
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $60,200
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,600
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,300
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $58,700
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $56,500
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $55,800
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $54,700
Public Health (Master's Degree) $53,900
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $51,900
Architecture (Master's Degree) $49,600
Information Science/Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $49,600
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Master's Degree) $49,500
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $48,800
Mathematics and Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $48,000
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $47,300
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $46,600
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Master's Degree) $45,600
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,000
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Master's Degree) $41,800
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Bachelorís Degree) $41,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $40,600
Social Work (Master's Degree) $40,600
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $39,300
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $37,400
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $36,400
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $36,100
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $32,600
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Area Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
History (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $23,600
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,200
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $22,000
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $18,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145600 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Illinois at Chicago.