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Salaries by Major at University of Iowa

How much money do University of Iowa graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $45,100 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $59,800 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 Iowa graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $67,300 followed by Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions paying $67,100 and Industrial Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $66,500 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Dentistry (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $123,700 followed by Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) at $106,900 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) who earn $100,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Iowa 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 Iowa graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Dentistry (First Professional Degree) $123,700
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $106,900
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $100,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $93,200
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,300
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $67,100
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $66,500
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $63,200
Public Health (Master's Degree) $63,100
Law (First Professional Degree) $62,700
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $62,500
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $59,500
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,100
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $58,900
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $58,600
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $57,300
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $56,600
Insurance (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $55,200
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $51,500
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $51,300
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $51,100
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $50,700
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $49,100
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $46,000
Social Work (Master's Degree) $45,700
International Business (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $44,900
Personal Awareness and Self-Improvement (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $44,400
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $44,100
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $43,500
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $43,100
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $42,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $38,300
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $38,100
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $37,500
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $36,400
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $36,100
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $36,100
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $34,800
Journalism (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $33,700
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $33,400
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $32,800
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $32,500
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,400
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
History (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Sustainability Studies (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $31,000
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $30,700
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Master's Degree) $30,500
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $30,300
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,800
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs (Bachelorís Degree) $29,800
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $26,200
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Master's Degree) $25,200
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $24,900
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $24,700
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $23,900
Fine and Studio Arts (Master's Degree) $23,800
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $22,300
Dance (Bachelorís Degree) $22,000
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $21,800

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153658 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Iowa.