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University of Missouri-Columbia Salaries

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Salaries by Major at University of Missouri Columbia

How much money do University of Missouri Columbia graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $40,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $54,200 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 University of Missouri-Columbia graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Engineering with a median starting salary of $68,300 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $67,600 and Industrial Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $65,600 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $95,000 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) at $88,600 and Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) who earn $76,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Missouri Columbia 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 Missouri Columbia graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $95,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $88,600
Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) $76,500
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $76,100
Veterinary Medicine (First Professional Degree) $75,600
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,300
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,600
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,600
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,200
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $63,500
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $63,400
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $60,900
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) $60,200
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,400
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $55,000
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $55,000
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $54,900
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $54,900
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $54,700
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $54,400
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $50,700
Law (First Professional Degree) $49,500
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $48,700
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $48,600
Biological/Biosystems Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $48,400
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $46,800
Journalism (Master's Degree) $45,900
Public Health (Master's Degree) $45,700
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $43,500
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $42,900
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $41,800
Social Work (Master's Degree) $40,600
Apparel and Textiles (Bachelorís Degree) $39,700
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $39,700
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $38,900
Housing and Human Environments (Bachelorís Degree) $38,300
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $37,600
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $37,300
Area Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Master's Degree) $34,300
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $33,900
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $33,700
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $33,300
Agriculture (Bachelorís Degree) $32,800
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,300
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $32,100
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,800
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $27,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
History (Bachelorís Degree) $22,000
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $20,900

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=178396 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Missouri Columbia.