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Salaries by Major at George Mason University

How much money do George Mason University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $45,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $61,900 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 Mason graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $69,400 followed by Systems Engineering paying $68,400 and Computer and Information Sciences graduates who have a median starting income of $64,300 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Homeland Security (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $119,200 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $103,100 and Computer Engineering (Master's Degree) who earn $96,700 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for George Mason 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 George Mason University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Homeland Security (Master's Degree) $119,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $103,100
Computer Engineering (Master's Degree) $96,700
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $94,700
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $91,900
Computer and Information Sciences (Master's Degree) $90,500
Human Resources Management and Services (Master's Degree) $82,100
Education (Doctoral Degree) $81,600
Medical Illustration and Informatics (Master's Degree) $79,600
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $69,400
Psychology (Master's Degree) $68,800
Systems Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,400
Geography and Cartography (Master's Degree) $68,300
Law (First Professional Degree) $66,900
Dispute Resolution (Master's Degree) $66,900
Public Policy Analysis (Master's Degree) $64,900
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $64,700
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $64,300
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $64,300
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $64,300
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,100
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $62,100
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,500
International Relations and National Security Studies (Master's Degree) $60,500
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $59,500
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $56,800
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $56,500
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $56,300
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Master's Degree) $55,400
English Language and Literature (Master's Degree) $55,100
Special Education and Teaching (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $54,600
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $54,200
Public Health (Master's Degree) $53,600
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $53,400
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Master's Degree) $52,800
Curriculum and Instruction (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $51,800
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Master's Degree) $51,700
Political Science and Government (Master's Degree) $50,100
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $49,600
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (Master's Degree) $49,000
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $47,400
Social Work (Master's Degree) $47,400
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $45,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $44,900
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $44,600
Public Administration (Bachelorís Degree) $43,500
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $41,800
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management (Master's Degree) $41,300
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (Bachelorís Degree) $41,100
History (Master's Degree) $40,700
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $38,700
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $38,600
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $38,200
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $37,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $36,300
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $35,600
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $34,900
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $34,400
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $33,700
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $33,200
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $32,500
Fine and Studio Arts (Master's Degree) $32,100
History (Bachelorís Degree) $31,700
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Visual and Performing Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $27,800
Biology (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $27,700
Graphic Communications (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $25,300
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $21,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232186 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for George Mason University.