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Northern Michigan University Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Northern Michigan University

How much money do Northern Michigan University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $30,100 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $38,400 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 Northern Michigan University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Construction Engineering Technologies with a median starting salary of $67,600 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $53,600 and Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians graduates who have a median starting income of $53,400 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $49,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Northern Michigan 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 Northern Michigan University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Construction Engineering Technologies (Bachelorís Degree) $67,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $53,600
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $53,400
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $49,300
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,200
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $42,300
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $40,800
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $39,800
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Associate's Degree) $38,200
Precision Metal Working (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $35,300
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies (Associate's Degree) $34,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $29,600
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,600
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $27,300
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $26,800
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $26,000
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $24,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $22,000
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $20,800
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $20,200
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $19,200
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $18,700
History (Bachelorís Degree) $18,300

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171456 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Northern Michigan University.