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Western Illinois University Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Western Illinois University

How much money do Western Illinois University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $35,000 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $46,000 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 Western Illinois University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Engineering Technology with a median starting salary of $55,700 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $55,200 and Construction Management graduates who have a median starting income of $48,900 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $71,700 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $61,800 and Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) who earn $52,900 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Western Illinois 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 Western Illinois University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $71,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $61,800
Engineering Technology (Bachelorís Degree) $55,700
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $55,200
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $52,900
Construction Management (Bachelorís Degree) $48,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $48,400
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $48,000
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $47,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $45,600
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $44,000
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $40,100
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $39,400
Agriculture (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $38,700
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $37,400
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $36,800
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $36,700
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $36,200
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $33,300
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $26,900
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,500
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $25,700
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $25,600
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $25,400
Graphic Communications (Bachelorís Degree) $24,400
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $24,200
History (Bachelorís Degree) $24,000
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $23,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149772 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Western Illinois University.