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Marshall University Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Marshall University

How much money do Marshall University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $32,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $40,200 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 Marshall 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 $56,100 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $55,000 and Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions graduates who have a median starting income of $43,800 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $176,400 followed by Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) at $122,000 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) who earn $83,800 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Marshall 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 Marshall University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $176,400
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $122,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $83,800
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (First Professional Degree) $70,800
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $56,100
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Associate's Degree) $55,000
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $53,900
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $52,100
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $51,400
Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) $49,200
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $47,200
Human Resources Management and Services (Master's Degree) $44,900
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $43,800
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $42,900
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $40,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $38,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $38,300
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $36,900
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $36,100
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $34,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $29,600
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $26,500
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $23,100
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs (Bachelorís Degree) $22,900
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $22,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $21,800
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $19,100
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $18,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $17,800

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237525 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Marshall University.