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Salaries by Major at University of New Mexico Main Campus

How much money do University of New Mexico Main Campus graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $31,900 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $42,700 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 UNM 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 $69,500 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $66,600 and Computer and Information Sciences graduates who have a median starting income of $65,900 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $119,000 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) at $91,100 and Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) who earn $73,800 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of New Mexico Main Campus 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 New Mexico Main Campus graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (Doctoral Degree) $119,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $91,100
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $73,800
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $69,500
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Associate's Degree) $66,600
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $65,900
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,000
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,300
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $58,400
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $58,100
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $56,700
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $56,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $55,900
Medicine (Doctoral Degree) $54,300
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $53,900
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $50,500
Law (Doctoral Degree) $49,600
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $46,200
Architecture (Master's Degree) $44,300
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $43,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $41,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $41,400
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Master's Degree) $39,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $38,300
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $34,600
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $33,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Music (Master's Degree) $29,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $25,600
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $25,200
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,200
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $24,200
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,200
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $21,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Associate's Degree) $20,900
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $19,800
History (Bachelorís Degree) $19,600
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $18,800
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $15,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=187985 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of New Mexico Main Campus.