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Salaries by Major at Wayne State University

How much money do Wayne State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $36,500 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $51,000 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 WSU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $75,400 followed by Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other paying $74,900 and Chemical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $73,400 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $113,200 followed by Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) at $103,400 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) who earn $99,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Wayne State 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 Wayne State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (Doctoral Degree) $113,200
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) $103,400
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $99,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $83,600
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $75,400
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $74,900
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $73,400
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $73,000
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $71,900
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $71,500
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $69,600
Educational Administration and Supervision (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $66,800
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $62,300
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,800
Law (First Professional Degree) $58,300
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $57,100
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $57,000
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $54,500
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $54,200
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) $51,800
Educational/Instructional Media Design (Master's Degree) $51,300
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $50,500
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $50,400
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $49,700
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) $49,100
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $49,100
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $48,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $44,400
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $44,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $43,400
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $42,600
Social Work (Master's Degree) $42,400
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $42,100
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $42,000
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $41,400
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $38,800
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $37,800
Library Science and Administration (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $37,100
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $36,600
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $36,400
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $35,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $33,900
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $33,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $32,800
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,100
Apparel and Textiles (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $29,400
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $26,200
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $24,500
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $23,000
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $22,900
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $21,800
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $21,100
Dance (Bachelorís Degree) $20,800

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=172644 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Wayne State University.