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Salaries by Major at University of Memphis

How much money do University of Memphis graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $32,900 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $42,200 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 Memphis graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $60,200 followed by Mechanical Engineering paying $59,600 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing graduates who have a median starting income of $58,900 .

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 $90,100 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $67,800 and Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) who earn $59,900 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Memphis 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 Memphis graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $90,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $67,800
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,200
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $59,900
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $58,900
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $58,800
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $57,600
Engineering Technology (Bachelorís Degree) $56,500
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $46,800
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $46,500
Law (First Professional Degree) $46,200
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $46,000
Social Work (Master's Degree) $45,700
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $42,300
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $41,900
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $41,500
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $41,400
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Master's Degree) $41,100
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $40,500
Public Health (Master's Degree) $40,300
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $37,000
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $36,600
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $36,200
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $35,700
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $35,400
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $34,000
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $28,100
History (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $26,300
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,200
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $25,600
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $24,800
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,600
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $23,800
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $23,700
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $23,600
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $21,200
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $18,500
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $18,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=220862 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Memphis.