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Salaries by Major at University of Massachusetts Amherst

How much money do University of Massachusetts Amherst graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $41,500 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $55,200 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 UMass graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $75,400 followed by Computer Engineering paying $75,100 and Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $66,000 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $97,100 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) at $93,700 and Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) who earn $66,400 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Massachusetts Amherst 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 Massachusetts Amherst graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $97,100
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $93,700
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $75,400
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $75,100
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $66,400
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $66,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $65,400
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,700
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $60,300
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,400
Public Health (Master's Degree) $57,400
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,100
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $55,500
Special Education and Teaching (Post-baccalaureate Certificate) $55,100
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $55,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $53,600
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $50,800
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $49,700
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $47,500
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $46,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $46,200
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $46,100
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection (Bachelorís Degree) $46,000
Food Science and Technology (Bachelorís Degree) $45,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Post-baccalaureate Certificate) $44,300
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Master's Degree) $43,600
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $43,200
Education (Master's Degree) $43,200
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $43,100
High School/Secondary Diploma Programs (Bachelorís Degree) $42,300
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $40,300
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $39,200
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $39,000
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $37,600
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (Bachelorís Degree) $36,800
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) (Bachelorís Degree) $36,700
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $36,700
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $36,200
Education (Bachelorís Degree) $35,200
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,600
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,000
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,200
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Physics (Bachelorís Degree) $32,100
History (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $31,700
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $30,800
Music (Master's Degree) $30,700
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $27,500
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $26,300
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $26,200
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
Agricultural Production Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $24,500
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $23,900
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $23,400
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $22,900
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $21,600

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166629 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Massachusetts Amherst.