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DMACC Salaries

Ankeny, Iowa

Salaries by Major at Des Moines Area Community College

How much money do Des Moines Area Community College graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $29,300 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $35,600 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 DMACC graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Dental Support Services and Allied Professions with a median starting salary of $51,600 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $50,300 and Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies graduates who have a median starting income of $44,600 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Des Moines Area Community College 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 Des Moines Area Community College graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions (Associate's Degree) $51,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Associate's Degree) $50,300
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies (Associate's Degree) $44,600
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $42,300
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies (Associate's Degree) $41,800
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other (Associate's Degree) $39,100
Agricultural Business and Management (Associate's Degree) $38,900
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $34,600
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Associate's Degree) $31,600
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $30,600
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Associate's Degree) $30,000
Precision Metal Working (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $29,000
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $28,800
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Associate's Degree) $26,800
Culinary Arts and Related Services (Associate's Degree) $26,500
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services (Associate's Degree) $25,800
Community Organization and Advocacy (Associate's Degree) $22,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153214 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Des Moines Area Community College.