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Salaries by Major at East Carolina University

How much money do East Carolina University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $35,600 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $43,900 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 ECU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer and Information Sciences with a median starting salary of $62,600 followed by Computer Science paying $60,700 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing graduates who have a median starting income of $58,300 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Dentistry (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $116,900 followed by Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) at $91,600 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) who earn $83,800 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for East Carolina 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 East Carolina University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Dentistry (First Professional Degree) $116,900
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) $91,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $83,800
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $76,100
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $63,000
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $62,600
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $61,600
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $60,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $60,200
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $58,300
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $58,100
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) $57,900
Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,100
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $54,800
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $54,300
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $53,300
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $53,200
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $50,900
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $48,500
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $46,800
Educational/Instructional Media Design (Master's Degree) $46,600
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $45,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $44,600
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $43,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $43,200
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $43,100
Social Work (Master's Degree) $42,800
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $42,700
Public Health (Master's Degree) $42,300
Business Operations Support and Assistant Services (Bachelorís Degree) $42,300
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) $42,200
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $41,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $40,000
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $39,500
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
English Language and Literature (Master's Degree) $38,100
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $37,500
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Master's Degree) $37,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $37,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $36,700
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $36,600
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $36,000
History (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $33,600
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $29,600
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,400
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $29,300
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $27,800
Apparel and Textiles (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $26,900
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $26,900
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,700
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $23,400
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Bachelorís Degree) $23,100
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $21,000
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $19,800
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $15,100

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198464 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for East Carolina University.