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Salaries by Major at University of South Carolina Columbia

How much money do University of South Carolina Columbia graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $41,400 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $51,700 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 UofSC graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Chemical Engineering with a median starting salary of $68,800 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $67,000 and International Business graduates who have a median starting income of $66,800 .

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 $131,000 followed by Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) at $105,100 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $91,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of South Carolina Columbia 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 South Carolina Columbia graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $131,000
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $105,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $91,300
International Business (Master's Degree) $88,600
Human Resources Management and Services (Master's Degree) $84,200
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,800
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,000
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $66,800
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $66,700
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,600
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $60,200
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $58,900
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $58,700
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $58,700
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $58,600
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $57,300
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $56,700
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $54,700
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $52,900
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $52,600
Insurance (Bachelorís Degree) $52,500
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $52,400
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $51,700
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $48,500
Law (First Professional Degree) $48,300
Public Health (Master's Degree) $46,500
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $44,100
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $40,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $40,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $40,200
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $38,900
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $37,600
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $37,500
Social Work (Master's Degree) $37,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $37,100
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $37,000
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $36,600
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $35,900
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $33,600
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $32,300
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $30,100
History (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,900
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,800
Research and Experimental Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,300
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $24,300
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,300
Music (Master's Degree) $22,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $22,000
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $18,100
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $14,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218663 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of South Carolina Columbia.