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Western Washington University Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Western Washington University

How much money do Western Washington University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $34,700 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $48,000 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 Western Washington University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing with a median starting salary of $68,800 followed by Computer and Information Sciences paying $66,700 and Management Information Systems and Services graduates who have a median starting income of $51,800 .

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 $60,100 followed by Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) at $56,000 and Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) who earn $47,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Western Washington 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 Western Washington University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $68,800
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $66,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $60,100
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $56,000
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $51,800
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $51,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $47,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $44,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $44,300
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $44,300
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $43,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $43,400
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $42,300
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $38,900
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $38,600
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $38,500
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $34,600
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $32,800
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,700
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $28,500
Human Services (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $28,100
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,800
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $27,500
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $26,200
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,000
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $25,700
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $24,900
History (Bachelorís Degree) $24,300
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $24,000
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $23,700
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $23,600
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $23,500
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $22,900
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $22,100
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $21,300
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $20,500
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $20,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237011 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Western Washington University.