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The University of Montana Salaries

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Salaries by Major at The University of Montana

How much money do The University of Montana graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $32,700 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $41,000 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 The University of Montana graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing with a median starting salary of $56,900 followed by Management Information Systems and Services paying $53,900 and Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions graduates who have a median starting income of $39,200 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $105,000 followed by Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (First Professional Degree) at $62,600 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $51,200 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for The University of Montana 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 The University of Montana graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $105,000
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (First Professional Degree) $62,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Associate's Degree) $56,900
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $53,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $51,200
Law (First Professional Degree) $49,900
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $45,300
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $42,400
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $39,300
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Associate's Degree) $39,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $38,300
Social Work (Master's Degree) $38,000
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $36,300
Forestry (Bachelorís Degree) $35,700
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies (Associate's Degree) $35,100
Computer and Information Sciences (Associate's Degree) $34,500
Education (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Master's Degree) $28,900
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Master's Degree) $26,900
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,200
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $24,500
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $24,200
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,200
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $23,700
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $23,200
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management (Bachelorís Degree) $23,100
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $22,900
History (Bachelorís Degree) $22,100
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $20,600
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $20,500
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $20,300
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $18,400

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=180489 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for The University of Montana.