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Salaries by Major at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

How much money do University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $49,000 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $66,500 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 Illinois graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $92,200 followed by Computer Engineering paying $78,000 and Engineering Physics graduates who have a median starting income of $73,900 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Computer Science (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $123,100 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $91,500 and Taxation (Master's Degree) who earn $88,800 .

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 Urbana Champaign 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 Urbana Champaign graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Computer Science (Master's Degree) $123,100
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $92,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $91,500
Taxation (Master's Degree) $88,800
Human Resources Management and Services (Master's Degree) $87,700
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $78,000
Veterinary Medicine (Doctoral Degree) $77,300
Engineering Physics (Bachelorís Degree) $73,900
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $72,600
Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $70,200
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $70,100
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $70,000
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $69,300
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $68,700
Chemistry (Doctoral Degree) $68,100
Law (Doctoral Degree) $67,700
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,200
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $67,000
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $66,200
Engineering-Related Fields (Master's Degree) $65,300
Nuclear Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,500
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $63,700
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $62,900
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $62,700
Materials Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $62,200
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $61,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $60,700
Statistics (Bachelorís Degree) $57,200
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $55,900
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $55,400
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education (Master's Degree) $54,600
Agricultural Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $53,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $52,600
Architecture (Master's Degree) $51,700
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $50,100
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $49,400
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $44,900
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $42,100
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $41,200
Food Science and Technology (Bachelorís Degree) $41,000
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Master's Degree) $40,700
Social Work (Master's Degree) $40,700
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $40,400
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $40,200
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $39,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $39,300
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $38,100
Physics (Bachelorís Degree) $37,900
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $36,200
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $36,100
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $35,500
Plant Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $35,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Master's Degree) $34,600
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $34,000
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $33,300
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $33,200
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
Area Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,400
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $31,600
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,500
History (Bachelorís Degree) $28,500
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $28,500
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $26,100
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $25,200
Systems Science and Theory (Bachelorís Degree) $23,300
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $22,700
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $21,900
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $18,200
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $17,300
Music (Master's Degree) $15,500

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145637 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.