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Salaries by Major at American Public University System

How much money do American Public University System graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $51,300 per year.

In terms of specific areas of study, the following is a ranking of degree programs by the median first-year starting salaries for American Public University System graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Fire Protection with a median starting salary of $74,300 followed by Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management paying $56,500 and Homeland Security graduates who have a median starting income of $53,400 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $81,400 followed by Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management (Master's Degree) at $77,100 and International/Global Studies (Master's Degree) who earn $70,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for American Public University System 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 American Public University System graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians (Master's Degree) $81,400
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management (Master's Degree) $77,100
Fire Protection (Bachelorís Degree) $74,300
International/Global Studies (Master's Degree) $70,300
Homeland Security (Master's Degree) $66,700
Political Science and Government (Master's Degree) $66,300
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $65,400
International Relations and National Security Studies (Master's Degree) $64,600
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $64,600
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $60,200
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $56,500
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) (Master's Degree) $55,400
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $55,000
Public Health (Master's Degree) $54,500
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Master's Degree) $53,900
Homeland Security (Bachelorís Degree) $53,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $52,400
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $52,000
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $52,000
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $51,800
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $50,300
History (Master's Degree) $49,700
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $48,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $48,000
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $47,800
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $45,400
Education (Master's Degree) $44,400
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $44,300
Psychology (Master's Degree) $43,800
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $43,700
History (Bachelorís Degree) $42,600
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $42,500
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) (Bachelorís Degree) $42,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $41,900
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $41,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Associate's Degree) $40,000
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $39,400
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $39,200
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $39,100
Business/Commerce (Associate's Degree) $38,100
Accounting and Related Services (Associate's Degree) $37,600
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $37,000
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $36,900
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Associate's Degree) $36,400
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Associate's Degree) $36,300
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Legal Support Services (Associate's Degree) $30,900
Legal Support Services (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $27,800
Public Health (Associate's Degree) $27,000
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $20,500
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Associate's Degree) $15,100

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=449339 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for American Public University System.