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Salaries by Major at University of Southern Maine

How much money do University of Southern Maine graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $34,400 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $42,600 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 University of Southern Maine graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Mechanical Engineering with a median starting salary of $59,800 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $56,000 and Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians graduates who have a median starting income of $47,200 .

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 $94,300 followed by Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) at $52,700 and Law (First Professional Degree) who earn $52,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Southern Maine 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 Southern Maine graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $94,300
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,800
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $56,000
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) $52,700
Law (First Professional Degree) $52,300
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $47,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $44,400
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $44,300
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $43,300
Social Work (Master's Degree) $41,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $41,100
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $38,400
Criminology (Bachelorís Degree) $37,500
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $30,100
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $27,600
Social Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $23,500

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=161554 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Southern Maine.