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Salaries by Major at University of Kentucky

How much money do University of Kentucky graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $43,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $51,000 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 Kentucky graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $65,800 followed by Mining and Mineral Engineering paying $65,100 and Chemical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $63,300 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Graduate/Professional Certificate) program rank first with a median initial income of $115,200 followed by Dentistry (First Professional Degree) at $107,500 and Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) who earn $89,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Kentucky 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 Kentucky graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $115,200
Dentistry (First Professional Degree) $107,500
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) $89,300
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (First Professional Degree) $88,300
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $87,800
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (First Professional Degree) $68,900
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,800
Mining and Mineral Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,100
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,300
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,300
Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) $61,500
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,600
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $58,300
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $57,000
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $56,800
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $56,500
Law (First Professional Degree) $54,400
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Doctoral Degree) $54,200
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $54,000
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $52,300
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $50,800
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $49,600
Architecture (Master's Degree) $48,900
Public Health (Master's Degree) $48,900
International Relations and National Security Studies (Master's Degree) $47,500
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $46,700
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $45,300
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $41,300
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $40,900
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $40,800
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $40,600
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $39,600
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $39,500
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $38,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $37,400
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $36,800
Social Work (Master's Degree) $36,200
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) $35,500
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $34,600
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $34,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $34,300
Forestry (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Apparel and Textiles (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,600
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $31,900
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $30,400
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Agricultural Production Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $27,500
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
History (Bachelorís Degree) $27,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,000
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,000
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,600
Agricultural Public Services (Bachelorís Degree) $24,000
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $23,900
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $23,700
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $21,600
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $20,000
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $18,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157085 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Kentucky.