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Salaries by Major at Harvard University

How much money do Harvard University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $96,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $136,700 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 Harvard graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $128,900 followed by Statistics paying $126,100 and Applied Mathematics graduates who have a median starting income of $80,500 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business Administration, Management and Operations (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $161,400 followed by Law (First Professional Degree) at $158,200 and Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences (Graduate/Professional Certificate) who earn $143,200 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Harvard 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 Harvard University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business Administration, Management and Operations (First Professional Degree) $161,400
Law (First Professional Degree) $158,200
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $143,200
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $128,900
Statistics (Bachelorís Degree) $126,100
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $98,300
Public Health (Master's Degree) $94,700
Education (Doctoral Degree) $94,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $91,600
Applied Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $80,500
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $78,800
Public Policy Analysis (Master's Degree) $75,900
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $70,000
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology (Doctoral Degree) $67,600
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $62,900
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Master's Degree) $62,000
Educational/Instructional Media Design (Master's Degree) $59,800
Dentistry (First Professional Degree) $58,100
Architecture (Master's Degree) $58,100
Education, Other (Master's Degree) $57,700
Education (Master's Degree) $55,400
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Master's Degree) $54,200
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $53,800
Landscape Architecture (Master's Degree) $53,600
International and Comparative Education (Master's Degree) $53,200
Social Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $52,000
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $51,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $51,300
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $48,200
History (Bachelorís Degree) $48,000
Research and Experimental Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $47,000
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $45,100
Theological and Ministerial Studies (First Professional Degree) $41,000
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $39,100
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $37,300
Theological and Ministerial Studies (Master's Degree) $33,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166027 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Harvard University.