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Salaries by Major at Boston College

How much money do Boston College graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $65,700 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $90,900 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 BC graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $76,500 followed by Finance and Financial Management Services paying $68,500 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing graduates who have a median starting income of $66,500 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Finance and Financial Management Services (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $109,000 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $108,900 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) who earn $97,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Boston College 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 Boston College graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Finance and Financial Management Services (Master's Degree) $109,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $108,900
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $97,300
Law (First Professional Degree) $88,300
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $76,500
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $68,500
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $66,500
Information Science/Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $66,200
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $65,800
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $65,700
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $64,900
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $62,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $59,100
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $58,200
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $57,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $52,200
History (Master's Degree) $50,700
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $49,500
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $49,400
Social Work (Master's Degree) $47,200
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $45,700
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $45,400
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $44,600
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) $43,800
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $43,000
Theological and Ministerial Studies (Master's Degree) $42,800
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $42,400
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $41,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $40,800
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $40,800
History (Bachelorís Degree) $39,300
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $38,600
English Language and Literature (Master's Degree) $38,100
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,600

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164924 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Boston College.