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Salaries by Major at Willamette University

How much money do Willamette University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $33,700 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $54,300 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 Willamette University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Economics with a median starting salary of $33,000 followed by Political Science and Government paying $32,500 and Psychology graduates who have a median starting income of $30,000 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $64,200 followed by Law (First Professional Degree) at $45,000 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Willamette 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 Willamette University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $64,200
Law (First Professional Degree) $45,000
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $32,500
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,500
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,600

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=210401 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Willamette University.