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Salaries by Major at Washington University in St Louis

How much money do Washington University in St Louis graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $62,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $82,800 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 WUSTL graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $96,200 followed by Mechanical Engineering paying $65,800 and Chemical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $60,800 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $109,400 followed by Law (First Professional Degree) at $79,800 and Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) who earn $63,600 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Washington University in St Louis 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 Washington University in St Louis graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $109,400
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $96,200
Law (First Professional Degree) $79,800
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,800
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) $63,600
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (First Professional Degree) $62,400
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,800
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $56,700
Public Health (Master's Degree) $52,100
Architecture (Master's Degree) $51,800
Social Work (Master's Degree) $42,500
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=179867 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Washington University in St Louis.