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Salaries by Major at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

How much money do University of Wisconsin Milwaukee graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $36,600 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $46,100 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 UWM graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $67,800 followed by Mechanical Engineering paying $64,400 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing graduates who have a median starting income of $59,400 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $62,800 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $60,900 and Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) who earn $49,800 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Wisconsin Milwaukee 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 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,800
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,400
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $62,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $60,900
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $59,400
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $54,500
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $54,000
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $52,700
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $51,500
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $50,800
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $49,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $49,300
Architecture (Master's Degree) $49,200
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $47,500
Social Work (Master's Degree) $46,300
Information Science/Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $46,200
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $45,900
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $43,200
Public Health (Master's Degree) $43,200
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,000
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $42,600
Education (Post-baccalaureate Certificate) $42,200
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $42,100
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $41,200
International Business (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $40,600
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $40,000
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $39,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $38,500
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $38,100
Education (Bachelorís Degree) $37,500
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $36,900
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $36,600
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $36,500
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $36,200
Visual and Performing Arts (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $35,600
Educational Administration and Supervision (Bachelorís Degree) $33,900
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $32,200
History (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
Visual and Performing Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,600
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $28,500
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $26,800
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $25,500
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $25,300
Religion/Religious Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $22,700
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $20,300
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $17,400

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240453 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.