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Salaries by Major at Duke University

How much money do Duke University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $88,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $108,900 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 Duke graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $99,600 followed by Computer Engineering paying $95,200 and Economics graduates who have a median starting income of $89,800 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the International Business (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $189,400 followed by Law (Doctoral Degree) at $162,200 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $136,700 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Duke 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 Duke University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
International Business (Master's Degree) $189,400
Law (Doctoral Degree) $162,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $136,700
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (Master's Degree) $133,200
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $132,300
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $114,400
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $99,600
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $95,200
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $93,000
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $89,800
Engineering-Related Fields (Master's Degree) $84,200
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $74,700
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $73,500
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Master's Degree) $72,300
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $71,700
Public Policy Analysis (Master's Degree) $65,800
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $64,900
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $62,700
Public Policy Analysis (Bachelorís Degree) $59,300
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Master's Degree) $56,800
Medicine (Doctoral Degree) $56,800
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Doctoral Degree) $56,000
Natural Resources Management and Policy (Master's Degree) $52,500
History (Bachelorís Degree) $51,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $51,100
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $47,400
International and Comparative Education (Bachelorís Degree) $45,400
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $40,000
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $39,900
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Master's Degree) $39,500
Fine and Studio Arts (Master's Degree) $39,300
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $39,100
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $38,700
Theological and Ministerial Studies (Master's Degree) $37,500
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $37,300
Religion/Religious Studies (Master's Degree) $36,300
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $35,900
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,300
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $32,300

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198419 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Duke University.