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Salaries by Major at University of North Carolina at Wilmington

How much money do University of North Carolina at Wilmington graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $34,600 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $44,700 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 UNCW graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $61,300 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $57,800 and Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other graduates who have a median starting income of $48,000 .

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 $90,500 followed by Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) at $70,500 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $67,200 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of North Carolina at Wilmington 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 North Carolina at Wilmington graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $90,500
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $70,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $67,200
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $61,300
Fine and Studio Arts (Master's Degree) $59,500
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $57,800
Chemistry (Master's Degree) $53,200
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $48,000
Social Work (Master's Degree) $42,300
Education (Master's Degree) $42,200
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $41,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $40,200
Psychology (Master's Degree) $39,600
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $38,200
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $37,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $37,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $36,800
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $36,000
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $35,900
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $32,100
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Criminology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $30,400
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $26,800
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management (Bachelorís Degree) $26,800
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,600
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
History (Bachelorís Degree) $25,300
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,200
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,000
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $24,400
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $24,100
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $23,500
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $22,800
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $21,400
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Master's Degree) $20,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $20,300
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $19,400
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $19,400
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $19,300

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199218 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of North Carolina at Wilmington.