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Salaries by Major at University of Rochester

How much money do University of Rochester graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $46,500 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $71,000 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 U of R graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $81,200 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $64,800 and Mechanical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $64,600 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $89,100 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $88,300 and Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) who earn $83,100 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Rochester 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 Rochester graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $89,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $88,300
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $83,100
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $81,200
Finance and Financial Management Services (Master's Degree) $78,400
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $64,800
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,600
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $56,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $52,700
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $47,700
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $43,800
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $42,300
Music (Doctoral Degree) $41,900
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Research and Experimental Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $25,000
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $19,000
Music (Master's Degree) $18,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=195030 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Rochester.