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Salaries by Major at Wilkes University

How much money do Wilkes University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $45,000 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $58,200 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 Wilkes graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing with a median starting salary of $63,800 followed by Mechanical Engineering paying $51,500 and Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $50,800 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $104,000 followed by Education (Master's Degree) at $52,700 and Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) who earn $51,600 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Wilkes 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 Wilkes University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $104,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $63,800
Education (Master's Degree) $52,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $51,600
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $51,500
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $50,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $48,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $48,300
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $42,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $33,900
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216931 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Wilkes University.