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Pacific Salaries

Forest Grove, Oregon

Salaries by Major at Pacific University

How much money do Pacific University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $35,100 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $46,800 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 Pacific graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Dental Support Services and Allied Professions with a median starting salary of $69,900 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations paying $36,100 and Public Health graduates who have a median starting income of $29,400 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $119,600 followed by Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) at $107,200 and Optometry (Doctoral Degree) who earn $84,900 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Pacific 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 Pacific University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (Doctoral Degree) $119,600
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) $107,200
Optometry (Doctoral Degree) $84,900
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $69,900
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $69,900
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $62,500
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Doctoral Degree) $59,500
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $53,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $45,800
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $43,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $36,100
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $29,400
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,200
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Master's Degree) $19,500

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209612 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Pacific University.