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Salaries by Major at Oakland University

How much money do Oakland University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $37,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $46,700 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 Oakland graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $75,200 followed by Mechanical Engineering paying $73,500 and Computer Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $69,700 .

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 $100,700 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) at $95,900 and Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) who earn $90,900 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Oakland 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 Oakland University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $100,700
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) $95,900
Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) $90,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $86,300
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $79,800
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $75,200
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $73,500
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $70,700
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $69,700
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $63,900
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $61,500
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $59,500
Public Health (Master's Degree) $58,300
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $56,300
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $56,200
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $54,700
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $53,000
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $47,800
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $47,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $46,000
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $45,200
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $44,100
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,900
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $43,900
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $41,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $41,200
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $40,400
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $40,200
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $39,800
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $35,700
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
History (Bachelorís Degree) $32,300
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $32,100
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $30,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $27,600
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $25,000
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,700
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $24,500
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $20,200
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $17,100

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171571 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Oakland University.