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Salaries by Major at University of Nebraska Lincoln

How much money do University of Nebraska Lincoln graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $37,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $49,600 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 Nebraska graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Engineering with a median starting salary of $71,200 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $65,100 and Chemical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $64,900 .

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 $85,300 followed by Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) at $77,800 and Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Doctoral Degree) who earn $63,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Nebraska Lincoln 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 Nebraska Lincoln graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $85,300
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $77,800
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $71,200
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,100
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,900
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,800
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $64,400
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Doctoral Degree) $63,300
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $60,300
Construction Engineering Technologies (Bachelorís Degree) $57,800
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $57,400
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $55,700
Agricultural Mechanization (Bachelorís Degree) $52,100
Law (First Professional Degree) $50,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $49,000
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $48,700
Psychology (Doctoral Degree) $48,200
Architecture (First Professional Degree) $47,400
Biological/Biosystems Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $45,500
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $43,800
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $43,300
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $42,700
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $42,600
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $41,700
Plant Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $41,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $41,000
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $40,800
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Master's Degree) $39,200
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $38,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $38,200
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $37,400
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $37,000
Interior Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $36,800
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $36,600
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $34,600
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $34,600
Apparel and Textiles (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
History (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,300
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
Music (Master's Degree) $26,600
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $26,200
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $25,000
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $24,000
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $23,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=181464 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Nebraska Lincoln.