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Salaries by Major at University of Houston

How much money do University of Houston graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $45,500 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $59,000 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 UH graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $70,800 followed by Industrial Engineering paying $70,600 and Mechanical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $68,700 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $117,400 followed by Optometry (First Professional Degree) at $90,900 and Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) who earn $88,600 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Houston 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 Houston graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $117,400
Optometry (First Professional Degree) $90,900
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $88,600
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $86,600
Human Resources Management and Services (Master's Degree) $79,600
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $70,800
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $70,600
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,700
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $68,600
Law (First Professional Degree) $67,600
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Master's Degree) $66,300
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $65,800
Construction Engineering Technologies (Bachelorís Degree) $63,800
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,200
Information Science/Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $61,500
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $60,300
Petroleum Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $58,700
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $57,500
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $56,800
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $55,700
Computer Systems Analysis (Bachelorís Degree) $55,500
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $53,300
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $52,100
Architecture (Master's Degree) $50,400
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $50,100
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $50,000
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $49,200
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $49,000
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Doctoral Degree) $48,300
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $48,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $47,800
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $46,900
General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $46,300
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $46,200
Social Work (Master's Degree) $46,100
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (Master's Degree) $46,000
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $45,800
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $45,400
Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $42,800
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $42,100
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $41,200
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $39,900
Business/Corporate Communications (Bachelorís Degree) $39,400
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $39,200
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $38,700
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $37,600
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $37,100
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $36,200
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $35,900
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $35,800
Music (Master's Degree) $35,400
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $34,900
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $34,000
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $33,700
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
Computer Software and Media Applications (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Business Services (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Biotechnology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,300
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
History (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Master's Degree) $26,200
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,200
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $23,800
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $20,300

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225511 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Houston.