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Salaries by Major at Vanderbilt University

How much money do Vanderbilt University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $61,500 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $83,100 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 Vanderbilt graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $97,800 followed by Mathematics paying $75,500 and Economics graduates who have a median starting income of $68,100 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $123,700 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $119,200 and Finance and Financial Management Services (Master's Degree) who earn $112,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Vanderbilt 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 Vanderbilt University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $123,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $119,200
Finance and Financial Management Services (Master's Degree) $112,500
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (First Professional Degree) $110,300
Law (First Professional Degree) $108,800
Marketing (Master's Degree) $108,100
Public Health (Master's Degree) $104,300
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $97,800
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $97,300
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $89,500
Human Resources Management and Services (Master's Degree) $82,300
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $75,500
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $68,100
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,500
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $66,800
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $66,000
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $64,100
Engineering Science (Bachelorís Degree) $61,700
Public Policy Analysis (Master's Degree) $56,300
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $56,100
Social Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $54,300
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $48,500
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $44,300
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $44,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $42,300
Community Organization and Advocacy (Master's Degree) $42,000
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $41,500
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $40,100
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $37,800
Theological and Ministerial Studies (Master's Degree) $34,000
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $33,200
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,100
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $29,800
History (Bachelorís Degree) $26,500

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221999 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Vanderbilt University.