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Salaries by Major at University of Pennsylvania

How much money do University of Pennsylvania graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $89,000 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $123,600 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 Penn graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences with a median starting salary of $225,400 followed by Computer and Information Sciences paying $135,200 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing graduates who have a median starting income of $126,400 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $197,100 followed by Finance and Financial Management Services (Master's Degree) at $183,600 and International/Global Studies (Master's Degree) who earn $181,700 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $225,400
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Master's Degree) $197,100
Finance and Financial Management Services (Master's Degree) $183,600
International/Global Studies (Master's Degree) $181,700
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Master's Degree) $181,500
Law (First Professional Degree) $175,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $165,700
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $162,800
Real Estate (Master's Degree) $158,000
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations (Master's Degree) $155,300
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $135,200
Marketing (Master's Degree) $134,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $126,400
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $109,200
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $107,700
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $107,400
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $104,400
Computer and Information Sciences (Master's Degree) $103,600
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $74,700
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $74,300
Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) $73,800
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $73,000
Dentistry (Doctoral Degree) $70,500
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,300
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $67,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $65,700
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $64,700
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $64,400
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $63,600
Veterinary Medicine (First Professional Degree) $63,400
Public Health (Master's Degree) $59,200
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $57,900
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $55,200
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Master's Degree) $53,600
Architecture (Master's Degree) $53,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $52,900
Education (Master's Degree) $52,100
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $51,100
History (Bachelorís Degree) $50,900
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $50,600
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $49,400
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $48,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $47,900
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $46,600
Architectural Sciences and Technology (Master's Degree) $46,500
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Master's Degree) $45,500
Social Work (Master's Degree) $45,000
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $43,500
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $35,500
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,900
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $29,300
Fine and Studio Arts (Master's Degree) $21,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=215062 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Pennsylvania.