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Salaries by Major at Indiana University Bloomington

How much money do Indiana University Bloomington graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $41,900 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $56,200 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 IU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $67,600 followed by Business/Commerce paying $62,300 and International Relations and National Security Studies graduates who have a median starting income of $59,700 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $110,400 followed by Optometry (First Professional Degree) at $96,100 and Human Computer Interaction (Master's Degree) who earn $77,400 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Indiana University Bloomington 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 Indiana University Bloomington graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) $110,400
Optometry (First Professional Degree) $96,100
Human Computer Interaction (Master's Degree) $77,400
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $76,500
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $67,600
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $63,300
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $62,300
International Relations and National Security Studies (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $59,700
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $59,700
Business/Commerce (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $59,100
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $56,800
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $56,400
Law (First Professional Degree) $55,100
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $54,000
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $53,500
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Master's Degree) $50,800
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $49,400
English Language and Literature (Doctoral Degree) $46,200
Music (Doctoral Degree) $45,500
Apparel and Textiles (Bachelorís Degree) $44,500
Public Health (Master's Degree) $43,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $42,800
Public Administration (Bachelorís Degree) $41,900
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $41,400
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $40,900
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $40,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $40,500
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $39,900
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $39,800
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management (Master's Degree) $38,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $37,500
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $36,800
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $35,800
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $35,700
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $35,300
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $35,200
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $33,600
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $32,800
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $32,500
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $29,800
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,500
History (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $27,500
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $27,300
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $26,900
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $24,400
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $23,400
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $22,600
Music (Master's Degree) $21,100
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $20,900
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $19,700
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $19,400
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $19,200
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $16,100

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=151351 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Indiana University Bloomington.