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Salaries by Major at University of Michigan

How much money do University of Michigan graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $56,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $74,400 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 Michigan graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer and Information Sciences with a median starting salary of $86,900 followed by Computer Engineering paying $77,300 and Business Administration, Management and Operations graduates who have a median starting income of $76,900 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $204,000 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $132,700 and Law (First Professional Degree) who earn $126,800 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Michigan 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 Michigan graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences (Master's Degree) $204,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $132,700
Law (First Professional Degree) $126,800
Systems Engineering (Master's Degree) $110,600
Dentistry (First Professional Degree) $100,700
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) $97,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $87,800
Industrial Engineering (Master's Degree) $87,400
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $86,900
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Master's Degree) $85,900
Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) $85,900
Engineering, Other (Master's Degree) $80,900
Medical Illustration and Informatics (Master's Degree) $78,200
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $77,500
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $77,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $76,900
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Master's Degree) $76,000
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $75,300
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $75,100
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $74,200
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $73,000
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology (Master's Degree) $72,600
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $72,500
Information Science/Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $72,100
Materials Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $71,200
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Master's Degree) $71,000
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,500
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,600
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $67,600
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,400
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $64,000
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $63,900
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $61,900
Public Policy Analysis (Master's Degree) $61,900
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $61,500
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,900
Public Health (Post-baccalaureate Certificate) $59,800
Chemistry (Doctoral Degree) $58,200
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $58,200
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $57,500
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $57,200
Information Science/Studies (Master's Degree) $53,500
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology (Master's Degree) $53,400
Architecture (Master's Degree) $51,100
Public Policy Analysis (Bachelorís Degree) $50,100
Statistics (Bachelorís Degree) $50,000
Public Health (Master's Degree) $49,800
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Master's Degree) $49,100
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Master's Degree) $48,100
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $47,200
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $46,900
Area Studies (Master's Degree) $45,600
Social Work (Master's Degree) $44,800
Education (Master's Degree) $44,800
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $42,200
Community Organization and Advocacy (Master's Degree) $41,900
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $41,500
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $40,600
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $40,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $39,100
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $39,000
Nutrition Sciences (Master's Degree) $35,900
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $34,100
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $33,300
Area Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
Research and Experimental Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $30,300
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,600
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,400
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
History (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,600
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $23,500
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $23,200
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $22,700
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $21,700
Music (Master's Degree) $20,900
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $19,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=170976 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Michigan.