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Salaries by Major at Wake Forest University

How much money do Wake Forest University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $58,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $77,200 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 Wake Forest graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Finance and Financial Management Services with a median starting salary of $71,900 followed by Computer Science paying $69,900 and Business/Commerce graduates who have a median starting income of $60,100 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $92,400 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $71,800 and Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) who earn $60,000 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Wake Forest 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 Wake Forest University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) $92,400
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $71,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $71,800
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $69,900
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $60,100
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $60,000
Law (First Professional Degree) $55,400
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $54,200
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $51,700
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $42,900
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $37,600
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $36,700
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
History (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,600
Theological and Ministerial Studies (Master's Degree) $28,200
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $26,300

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199847 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Wake Forest University.