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Salaries by Major at Virginia Military Institute

How much money do Virginia Military Institute graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $45,900 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $62,100 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 VMI graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Civil Engineering with a median starting salary of $40,400 followed by Mechanical Engineering paying $39,400 and Economics graduates who have a median starting income of $38,100 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Virginia Military Institute 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 Virginia Military Institute graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $40,400
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $39,400
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $38,100
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $37,900
History (Bachelorís Degree) $37,800
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $37,600
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,500

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234085 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Virginia Military Institute.