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Salaries by Major at Washburn University

How much money do Washburn University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $34,500 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $42,300 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 Washburn University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing with a median starting salary of $54,300 followed by Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions paying $54,100 and Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions graduates who have a median starting income of $50,400 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $97,000 followed by Law (First Professional Degree) at $48,800 and Social Work (Master's Degree) who earn $40,700 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Washburn 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 Washburn University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $97,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $54,300
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $54,100
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $50,400
Law (First Professional Degree) $48,800
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Associate's Degree) $46,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $45,400
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $44,900
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $44,800
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $41,900
Social Work (Master's Degree) $40,700
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $38,100
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $37,800
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services (Associate's Degree) $36,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $36,300
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $30,300
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $29,800
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $29,300
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Precision Metal Working (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $28,600
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=156082 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Washburn University.