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Salaries by Major at University of Northern Iowa

How much money do University of Northern Iowa graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $37,600 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $47,700 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 UNI graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Construction Management with a median starting salary of $61,000 followed by Computer Science paying $59,000 and Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians graduates who have a median starting income of $58,900 .

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 $65,500 followed by Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) at $55,200 and Social Work (Master's Degree) who earn $42,800 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Northern 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 Northern Iowa graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $65,500
Construction Management (Bachelorís Degree) $61,000
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $59,000
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $58,900
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $55,200
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $55,200
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $52,100
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $47,100
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $46,800
Real Estate (Bachelorís Degree) $45,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $44,000
Social Work (Master's Degree) $42,800
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $42,500
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $40,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $40,200
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $39,700
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $39,000
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $38,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $37,200
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $37,000
Criminology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,900
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $34,500
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $32,200
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $30,800
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
History (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $25,300
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $20,300

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154095 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Northern Iowa.