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Salaries by Major at University of Nevada Las Vegas

How much money do University of Nevada Las Vegas graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $38,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $47,600 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 UNLV 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 $71,500 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $64,000 and Mechanical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $59,300 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Dentistry (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $102,800 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) at $98,000 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $84,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Nevada Las Vegas 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 Nevada Las Vegas graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Dentistry (First Professional Degree) $102,800
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $98,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $84,500
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $78,500
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $71,500
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $69,000
Hospitality Administration/Management (Master's Degree) $67,900
Law (First Professional Degree) $65,900
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,000
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,300
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,100
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $57,800
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $57,600
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $56,800
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $56,800
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $54,200
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $52,700
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $50,300
Social Work (Master's Degree) $48,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $47,200
Architecture (Master's Degree) $47,000
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $46,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $43,300
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $41,200
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $40,700
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $40,000
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $39,400
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $39,100
Public Administration (Bachelorís Degree) $38,900
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $38,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $37,800
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $36,900
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $35,500
Human Services (Bachelorís Degree) $35,400
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
History (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $30,400
Nutrition Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $26,900
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,500
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $22,800
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $22,400
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $19,300

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=182281 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Nevada Las Vegas.