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Salaries by Major at The University of Tennessee

How much money do The University of Tennessee graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $40,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $56,300 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 Tennessee graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Nuclear Engineering with a median starting salary of $71,100 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $66,300 and Industrial Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $65,000 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Dentistry (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $131,800 followed by Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) at $95,700 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $93,000 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for The University of Tennessee 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 The University of Tennessee graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Dentistry (First Professional Degree) $131,800
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $95,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $93,000
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Master's Degree) $92,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $86,100
Nuclear Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $71,100
Veterinary Medicine (First Professional Degree) $69,200
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $68,300
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $66,300
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,000
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,700
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,600
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $62,300
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $59,600
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $54,500
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $53,600
Law (First Professional Degree) $53,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $52,300
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $51,800
Public Health (Master's Degree) $50,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $50,600
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $50,500
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $45,800
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $44,600
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $43,700
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $43,600
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $41,300
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $41,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $40,300
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Master's Degree) $39,100
Social Work (Master's Degree) $38,500
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $38,500
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $38,200
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $38,000
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $37,900
Food Science and Technology (Bachelorís Degree) $37,100
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $35,300
Social Work (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $34,800
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Soil Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $34,300
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $33,600
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $33,400
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $33,200
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,800
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,600
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $30,700
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Music (Master's Degree) $29,100
History (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $25,200
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $25,200
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $25,000
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,600
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $24,400
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $23,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $21,800
Nutrition Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $21,300
Plant Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $20,200
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $15,500

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221759 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for The University of Tennessee.