Reported Salaries of UNL Graduates 2013 - 2014

Employment information is obtained from graduates responding to a variety of surveys. Salaries may be for entry-level or experienced positions and for positions across the nation. Additional salary and relocation information websites present national trends.

Bachelors
Major # Reported Minimum Average Median Maximum
BACHELORS - Overall 1219 $20,000 $42,164 $40,000 $145,000
Accounting 43 $23,000 $43,563 $45,000 $70,000
Actuarial Science 14 $35,000 $52,286 $58,000 $62,000
Advertising and Public Relations 32 $20,000 $37,125 $33,750 $100,000
Agribusiness 29 $28,000 $42,845 $40,000 $70,000
Agricultural Economics 23 $25,000 $48,543 $46,000 $75,000
Agricultural Economics 22 $25,000 $48,659 $48,000 $75,000
Agricultural Engineering 5 $55,000 $58,100 $58,000 $64,500
Agricultural Journalism 5 $24,440 $27,488 $26,000 $32,000
Agronomy 22 $20,000 $44,523 $42,500 $80,000
Animal Science 15 $20,000 $40,632 $39,000 $60,000
Anthropology 3 $25,000 $31,000 $26,000 $42,000
Applied Science 6 $35,000 $43,833 $44,000 $55,000
Architectural Engineering 3 $25,000 $34,500 $26,000 $52,500
Architectural Studies 4 $21,000 $32,750 $32,500 $45,000
Art 6 $22,000 $32,333 $30,000 $60,000
Athletic Training 2 ***** $26,000 $26,000 *****
Biochemistry 7 $23,000 $34,000 $35,000 $55,000
Biological Sciences 12 $20,000 $33,867 $34,000 $45,000
Biological Systems Engineering 14 $30,000 $53,214 $56,000 $80,000
Broadcasting 11 $20,000 $27,955 $28,000 $35,000
Business Administration 78 $20,000 $40,899 $37,000 $100,000
Business, Marketing and Information Technology Ed 4 $30,000 $34,675 $34,350 $40,000
Chemical Engineering 18 $25,000 $68,639 $66,500 $103,000
Chemistry 3 $35,000 $44,667 $49,000 $50,000
Child, Youth & Family Studies - Journalism Option 6 $23,000 $33,100 $35,000 $36,600
Civil Engineering 44 $35,000 $50,080 $50,000 $70,000
Communication Studies 18 $22,000 $41,171 $33,500 $145,000
Computer Engineering 19 $42,000 $69,421 $67,000 $105,000
Computer Science 34 $40,000 $62,094 $57,100 $102,000
Construction Management 29 $32,000 $52,288 $50,000 $90,000
Criminology and Criminal Justice 19 $20,000 $38,789 $36,000 $60,000
Culinary Science 4 $25,000 $33,600 $35,700 $38,000
Early Care and Education 8 $20,000 $30,265 $30,750 $35,000
Economics 20 $21,200 $42,510 $35,000 $100,000
Electrical Engineering 21 $40,000 $66,674 $66,164 $109,000
Electronics Engineering 3 $52,000 $58,333 $60,000 $63,000
Elementary Education 36 $27,000 $34,968 $35,000 $50,000
English 20 $24,000 $32,757 $30,500 $57,000
English Education 5 $28,000 $36,400 $40,000 $40,000
Environmental Studies 4 $26,000 $35,500 $33,000 $50,000
Family Science 19 $21,000 $29,446 $30,000 $40,000
Film Studies 2 ***** $27,500 $27,500 *****
Finance 55 $23,000 $45,299 $43,000 $100,000
Fisheries and Wildlife 12 $20,000 $27,958 $25,500 $50,000
Food Science and Technology 4 $37,000 $44,500 $46,000 $49,000
Forensic Science 3 $26,500 $37,333 $33,500 $52,000
French 2 ***** $28,500 $28,500 *****
Geography 3 $30,000 $39,000 $40,000 $47,000
Geology 4 $25,000 $42,750 $35,500 $75,000
Global Studies 6 $27,500 $39,917 $33,500 $60,000
History 10 $20,000 $31,206 $26,500 $51,000
Horticulture 8 $21,000 $33,813 $30,000 $57,500
Hospitality Restaurant and Tourism Management 24 $20,000 $29,854 $30,000 $45,000
Inclusive Early Childhood Education 9 $26,500 $33,935 $33,000 $40,000
Industrial Engineering 9 $30,000 $61,333 $61,000 $88,000
Interior Design 13 $25,000 $34,769 $35,000 $45,000
International Business 6 $20,000 $34,375 $37,500 $47,000
Journalism 18 $21,000 $31,139 $30,000 $40,000
Landscape Architecture 3 $45,000 $48,333 $50,000 $50,000
Management 35 $20,000 $37,389 $36,000 $60,000
Marketing 42 $20,000 $43,048 $40,000 $140,000
Mathematics 7 $30,000 $43,857 $40,000 $75,000
Mathematics Education 10 $31,000 $37,525 $38,800 $41,000
Mechanical Engineering 43 $30,000 $56,877 $60,000 $72,000
Mechanized Systems Management 15 $20,000 $48,893 $48,000 $80,000
Merchandising 7 $32,000 $45,000 $40,000 $60,000
Music 5 $27,000 $40,400 $35,000 $55,000
Music Education 9 $30,000 $35,167 $35,000 $45,000
Nutrition and Dietetics 2 ***** $32,500 $32,500 *****
Nutrition Science (CEHS) 11 $21,000 $33,364 $35,000 $45,000
Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Science 2 ***** $35,000 $35,000 *****
PGA Golf Management 8 $23,000 $32,813 $33,000 $38,000
Philosophy 2 ***** $32,500 $32,500 *****
Physics 2 ***** $36,000 $36,000 *****
Political Science 9 $31,200 $43,578 $40,000 $70,000
Psychology 48 $20,000 $31,127 $30,000 $60,000
Russian 2 ***** $34,500 $34,500 *****
Science Education 7 $30,000 $36,286 $35,500 $40,000
Social Science Education 4 $33,000 $37,875 $37,750 $43,000
Sociology 9 $25,000 $36,778 $30,000 $90,000
Spanish 8 $20,000 $30,740 $25,000 $52,000
Special Education 27 $30,000 $39,028 $38,000 $75,000
Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology 7 $20,000 $27,714 $27,000 $40,000
Supply Chain Management 4 $40,000 $46,000 $43,500 $57,000
Turfgrass & Landscape Management 9 $20,000 $36,556 $33,000 $60,000
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Masters/ J.D.
Major # Reported Minimum Average Median Maximum
MASTERS/JD - Overall 310 $20,000 $52,009 $45,500 $210,000
Accountancy (Masters program) 22 $36,000 $48,000 $48,000 $80,000
Actuarial Science 4 $50,000 $62,000 $54,000 $90,000
Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering (Grad program) 2 ***** $66,750 $66,750 *****
Agronomy 4 $55,000 $60,500 $61,000 $65,000
Animal Science 3 $34,000 $41,000 $44,000 $45,000
Applied Science 10 $28,000 $53,900 $45,000 $107,000
Architectural Engineering 7 $35,000 $51,571 $52,000 $66,000
Architecture (Grad program) 12 $36,000 $42,917 $43,000 $50,000
Art 3 $25,000 $38,333 $30,000 $60,000
Biological Sciences 2 ***** $30,000 $30,000 *****
Business (MBA) 34 $33,000 $74,926 $73,000 $113,000
Child, Youth and Family Studies (Grad Program) 9 $25,002 $37,689 $38,000 $48,000
Civil Engineering 9 $47,000 $56,222 $55,000 $85,000
Community and Regional Planning (Grad program) 4 $40,000 $49,750 $51,000 $57,000
Computer Science 8 $55,000 $99,625 $80,000 $210,000
Educational Administration (Grad program) 30 $21,000 $43,603 $40,000 $100,000
Educational Psychology (Grad program) 2 ***** $27,860 $27,860 *****
Engineering (Grad program or Undergrad Interdisciplinary) 3 $62,500 $81,500 $82,000 $100,000
English 2 ***** $39,000 $39,000 *****
Entomology (Grad program) 4 $72,000 $90,000 $85,000 $118,000
Food Science and Technology 2 ***** $56,000 $56,000 *****
Geosciences (Grad program) 4 $42,000 $71,250 $71,500 $100,000
Journalism & Mass Communications (Grad program) 4 $32,000 $47,869 $35,450 $88,577
Law 64 $25,000 $58,625 $54,000 $160,000
Leadership Education (Grad program) 4 $40,000 $60,000 $62,500 $75,000
Mathematics 16 $35,000 $45,401 $45,000 $55,000
Mechanical Engineering 5 $60,000 $74,200 $69,000 $105,000
Music 6 $25,000 $42,667 $44,000 $54,000
Natural Resource Sciences (Grad program) 5 $25,000 $34,600 $35,000 $50,000
Nutrition & Health Sciences (Grad program - CEHS) 9 $35,000 $46,256 $40,000 $86,000
Special Education 9 $40,000 $45,889 $45,000 $60,000
Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology 22 $35,000 $44,293 $42,000 $60,000
Statistics (Grad program) 4 $30,000 $42,250 $43,500 $52,000
Teaching Masters 34 $20,000 $41,241 $42,000 $52,000
Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design (Grad program) 2 ***** $31,500 $31,500 *****
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Doctorate
Major # Reported Minimum Average Median Maximum
DOCTORATE - Overall 155 $21,600 $63,647 $60,000 $150,000
Agronomy 5 $40,000 $73,400 $82,000 $100,000
Animal Science 3 ***** $65,000 $65,000 *****
Architectural Engineering 2 ***** $75,000 $75,000 *****
Biochemistry 3 $35,000 $38,833 $39,500 $42,000
Biological Sciences 7 $40,000 $47,786 $43,000 $73,000
Business (MBA) 6 $88,000 $110,500 $110,000 $140,000
Chemical Engineering 2 ***** $45,000 $45,000 *****
Chemistry 5 $30,000 $47,700 $40,000 $90,000
Civil Engineering 2 ***** $40,800 $40,800 *****
Communication Studies 3 $49,500 $53,000 $49,500 $60,000
Educational Administration (Grad program) 9 $53,000 $99,889 $105,000 $145,000
Educational Studies (Grad program) 31 $22,680 $65,377 $65,000 $118,000
Electrical Engineering 3 $57,600 $87,533 $95,000 $110,000
Engineering (Grad program or Undergrad Interdisciplinary) 7 $30,000 $48,714 $40,000 $85,000
English 4 $26,000 $45,750 $48,500 $60,000
Entomology (Grad program) 2 ***** $36,000 $36,000 *****
Food Science and Technology 3 $50,000 $86,667 $60,000 $150,000
Human Sciences (Grad program) 9 $30,000 $60,444 $63,000 $73,000
Law 5 $72,000 $87,400 $90,000 $96,000
Mathematics 4 $50,000 $56,750 $56,000 $65,000
Mechanical Engineering 3 $47,000 $64,667 $62,000 $85,000
Natural Resource Sciences (Grad program) 5 $43,000 $52,500 $47,000 $75,000
Physics and Astronomy (Grad program) 3 $32,000 $37,333 $40,000 $40,000
Plant Health (Grad only) 2 ***** $85,000 $85,000 *****
Psychological Studies in Education (Grad program) 3 $38,000 $43,333 $38,000 $54,000
Psychology 9 $35,000 $48,551 $46,000 $60,000
Sociology 2 ***** $46,750 $46,750 *****
Statistics (Grad program) 3 $52,000 $69,000 $70,000 $85,000
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