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Salaries by Major at Washington and Lee University

How much money do Washington and Lee University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $56,300 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $89,000 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 Washington and Lee graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Accounting and Related Services with a median starting salary of $62,100 followed by Economics paying $54,000 and Business Administration, Management and Operations graduates who have a median starting income of $53,000 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Law (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $64,200 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Washington and Lee 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 Washington and Lee University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Law (First Professional Degree) $64,200
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $62,100
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $54,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $53,000
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $43,400
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $39,500

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234207 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Washington and Lee University.