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Salaries by Major at University of Minnesota Twin Cities

How much money do University of Minnesota Twin Cities graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $44,700 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $58,200 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 Minnesota graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Engineering with a median starting salary of $71,000 followed by Computer Systems Analysis paying $69,200 and Computer Science graduates who have a median starting income of $69,200 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Dentistry (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $132,300 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $103,400 and Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) who earn $103,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Minnesota Twin Cities 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 Minnesota Twin Cities graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Dentistry (First Professional Degree) $132,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $103,400
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $103,300
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $71,000
Veterinary Medicine (First Professional Degree) $69,700
Computer Systems Analysis (Bachelorís Degree) $69,200
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $69,200
Public Health (Master's Degree) $68,000
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection (Bachelorís Degree) $67,800
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,200
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $66,900
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $66,700
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $66,100
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $65,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $62,300
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $60,700
Agricultural Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,600
Materials Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,800
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,700
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $59,600
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (Bachelorís Degree) $59,300
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,100
Law (First Professional Degree) $58,700
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $58,100
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $56,500
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $55,600
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $54,800
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $54,100
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $50,000
Social Work (Master's Degree) $49,900
General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $49,700
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $49,700
Statistics (Bachelorís Degree) $48,300
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $45,900
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science (Bachelorís Degree) $45,300
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $44,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $44,400
Human Resources Management and Services (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $44,200
Food Science and Technology (Bachelorís Degree) $42,500
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $42,100
Forestry (Bachelorís Degree) $41,900
Education, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $40,900
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $40,200
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $40,100
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
Physics (Bachelorís Degree) $38,600
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $38,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $37,400
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $36,800
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $36,700
Urban Studies/Affairs (Bachelorís Degree) $36,400
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $36,000
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $35,400
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
Criminology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,900
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $34,100
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,000
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $33,600
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $33,400
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,200
Research and Experimental Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Nutrition Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $30,800
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $27,300
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $26,000
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,600
History (Bachelorís Degree) $25,200
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $24,600
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $22,000
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $20,600
Plant Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $20,300
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $19,900
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $19,400
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $17,300

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174066 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Minnesota Twin Cities.