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Salaries by Major at New York University

How much money do New York University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $53,900 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $76,000 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 NYU 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 $91,800 followed by Business/Commerce paying $77,100 and Computer and Information Sciences graduates who have a median starting income of $76,700 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $192,000 followed by Law (First Professional Degree) at $175,800 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $138,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for New York University 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 New York University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences (First Professional Degree) $192,000
Law (First Professional Degree) $175,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $138,300
Legal Professions and Studies, Other (Master's Degree) $123,200
Computer and Information Sciences (Master's Degree) $111,900
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $108,200
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management (Master's Degree) $108,000
Real Estate (Master's Degree) $99,300
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $91,800
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) $88,800
Applied Mathematics (Master's Degree) $87,300
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other (Master's Degree) $80,900
General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations (Master's Degree) $78,200
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $77,400
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $77,100
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $76,700
Human Resources Management and Services (Master's Degree) $76,600
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $75,400
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $74,900
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $72,800
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $71,800
Dentistry (First Professional Degree) $69,600
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $67,100
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) $66,700
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $66,400
Nutrition Sciences (Master's Degree) $63,500
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Master's Degree) $60,500
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language (Master's Degree) $59,500
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $59,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $59,000
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $56,900
Public Health (Master's Degree) $56,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $56,000
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $55,700
Computer Software and Media Applications (Master's Degree) $55,100
Hospitality Administration/Management (Master's Degree) $54,300
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions (Associate's Degree) $54,000
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $53,400
Economics (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $51,600
Education (Master's Degree) $51,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $51,500
History (Master's Degree) $51,000
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other (Master's Degree) $50,800
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $50,300
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $49,600
Research and Experimental Psychology (Master's Degree) $49,500
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Master's Degree) $49,200
Social Work (Master's Degree) $48,200
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $48,200
International Relations and National Security Studies (Master's Degree) $47,700
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $47,700
Political Science and Government (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $47,200
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $47,200
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Master's Degree) $46,700
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Master's Degree) $46,300
Social Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $46,300
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $45,300
Biology (Master's Degree) $45,300
Communication and Media Studies (Master's Degree) $45,200
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $43,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $43,000
Area Studies (Master's Degree) $42,800
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $42,600
Publishing (Master's Degree) $41,100
Visual and Performing Arts, Other (Master's Degree) $41,100
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $41,000
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $39,700
Education, Other (Master's Degree) $39,600
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $39,500
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $39,400
History (Bachelorís Degree) $39,000
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Master's Degree) $38,200
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Dance (Master's Degree) $34,500
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $34,100
Community Organization and Advocacy (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Engineering-Related Fields (Bachelorís Degree) $33,300
Fine and Studio Arts (Master's Degree) $33,200
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Master's Degree) $32,900
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Design and Applied Arts (Master's Degree) $32,800
Psychology (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $32,500
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,400
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $32,400
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $32,400
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $31,700
Visual and Performing Arts, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Master's Degree) $29,600
Music (Master's Degree) $28,800
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,000
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $24,600
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $24,500
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $21,700
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $16,900
Dance (Bachelorís Degree) $16,300

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=193900 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for New York University.