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Salaries by Major at The University of Texas at Austin

How much money do The University of Texas at Austin graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $49,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $68,600 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 UT Austin graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Chemical Engineering with a median starting salary of $78,400 followed by Petroleum Engineering paying $77,300 and Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $76,300 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $127,200 followed by Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) at $119,800 and Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) who earn $110,400 .

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 Texas at Austin 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 Texas at Austin graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $127,200
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $119,800
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) $110,400
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Master's Degree) $95,500
Law (First Professional Degree) $90,100
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $85,000
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $78,400
Petroleum Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $77,300
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $76,300
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $76,200
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $74,200
Civil Engineering (Doctoral Degree) $73,800
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $71,200
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $70,300
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $70,000
Finance and Financial Management Services (Master's Degree) $67,300
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $66,800
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,500
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Doctoral Degree) $65,400
Architectural Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,200
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $63,600
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $62,900
Special Education and Teaching (Doctoral Degree) $62,300
International Relations and National Security Studies (Master's Degree) $62,000
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,500
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $61,000
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $57,900
Architecture (Doctoral Degree) $55,400
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Doctoral Degree) $55,100
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $54,400
Public Policy Analysis (Master's Degree) $53,400
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $52,200
Architecture (Master's Degree) $51,200
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $50,700
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $50,100
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $49,900
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $49,900
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Doctoral Degree) $48,900
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $47,700
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $46,500
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Doctoral Degree) $46,200
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $44,400
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $44,400
English Language and Literature (Doctoral Degree) $43,900
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $43,800
Social Work (Master's Degree) $43,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $43,200
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Master's Degree) $42,900
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $41,600
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $41,000
Physics (Bachelorís Degree) $39,300
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $38,100
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $37,600
Apparel and Textiles (Bachelorís Degree) $37,200
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $37,100
Area Studies (Master's Degree) $36,700
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $36,600
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $36,500
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $36,200
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $35,900
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $35,500
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Master's Degree) $34,700
Music (Doctoral Degree) $34,400
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $34,300
Information Science/Studies (Master's Degree) $34,100
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $34,000
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $32,100
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $31,700
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $30,400
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $30,300
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $30,300
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $29,800
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Area Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
History (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $24,900
Music (Master's Degree) $24,700
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $24,500
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Master's Degree) $23,900
Visual and Performing Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $21,900
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $21,900

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228778 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for The University of Texas at Austin.