Reported Salaries of UNL Graduates 2012 - 2013

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 1129 $20,000 $39,551 $35,360 $125,000
Accounting 35 $27,000 $44,604 $40,000 $125,000
Actuarial Science 16 $20,000 $52,257 $58,100 $72,000
Advertising and Public Relations 43 $22,000 $31,930 $31,000 $50,000
Agribusiness 29 $22,000 $40,241 $40,000 $55,000
Agricultural Economics 23 $30,000 $48,717 $45,000 $80,000
Agricultural Education 10 $24,000 $31,530 $32,000 $37,000
Agricultural Engineering 6 $45,000 $56,500 $59,000 $65,000
Agricultural Journalism 2 ***** $34,500 $34,500 *****
Agronomy 26 $27,000 $47,865 $49,500 $90,000
Animal Science 16 $20,800 $35,533 $39,500 $45,000
Anthropology 3 $28,000 $32,667 $30,000 $40,000
Applied Science 6 $25,000 $39,000 $35,500 $65,000
Art 12 $20,000 $28,675 $30,000 $34,000
Art Education 3 $32,000 $35,517 $35,000 $39,550
Biochemistry 5 $23,000 $33,600 $35,000 $45,000
Biological Sciences 8 $20,800 $29,388 $30,000 $38,000
Biological Systems Engineering 9 $32,000 $51,994 $60,000 $66,000
Broadcasting 9 $22,000 $30,556 $30,000 $45,000
Business Administration 105 $20,000 $37,894 $35,000 $85,000
Business, Marketing & Info Tech Ed 11 $25,000 $37,136 $36,000 $55,000
Chemical Engineering 11 $50,000 $60,409 $62,250 $68,000
Civil Engineering 24 $25,000 $46,737 $47,000 $63,000
Classics and Religious Studies 2 ***** $20,000 $20,000 *****
Communication Studies 21 $22,000 $34,819 $32,000 $60,000
Computer Engineering 13 $34,000 $68,385 $68,000 $100,000
Computer Science 19 $24,000 $66,816 $65,000 $100,000
Construction Management 17 $30,000 $50,247 $52,000 $62,000
Criminology and Criminal Justice 20 $20,000 $35,500 $31,500 $65,000
Early Care and Education 9 $22,000 $30,789 $32,500 $39,000
Economics 14 $33,000 $46,357 $45,000 $65,000
Electrical Engineering 13 $50,000 $58,692 $60,000 $65,000
Elementary Education 48 $23,000 $34,102 $33,600 $46,000
English 14 $20,000 $26,139 $24,500 $37,700
English Education 5 $31,000 $35,340 $34,700 $40,000
Environmental Studies 2 ***** $33,000 $33,000 *****
Family Science 18 $20,000 $28,504 $27,500 $48,000
Film Studies 3 $22,000 $26,333 $27,000 $30,000
Finance 63 $20,000 $43,619 $43,000 $75,000
Fisheries and Wildlife 17 $20,800 $31,722 $26,000 $96,000
Food Science and Technology 8 $20,000 $37,563 $40,750 $51,000
Forensic Science 3 38,000 $39,333 $38,000 $42,000
Geography 3 $24,000 $33,707 $29,120 $48,000
Global Studies 4 $26,000 $31,200 $30,000 $38,800
Grazing Livestock Systems 3 $30,000 $31,667 $30,000 $35,000
History 18 $22,880 $32,316 $31,500 $50,000
Horticulture 7 $20,000 $27,071 $24,000 $40,000
Hospitality Restaurant & Tourism Management 19 $20,000 $29,787 $30,000 $44,000
Inclusive Early Childhood Education 10 $20,800 $28,349 $26,840 $39,000
Industrial Engineering 15 $50,000 $62,693 $60,000 $83,000
Interior Design 6 $22,000 $30,813 $29,500 $46,000
International Business 15 $26,000 $38,620 $36,000 $56,000
Journalism 11 $23,000 $31,615 $32,000 $42,500
Management 34 $24,000 $39,181 $36,500 $61,000
Marketing 49 $20,000 $37,622 $35,000 $78,000
Mathematics 7 $20,000 $44,286 $40,000 $78,000
Mathematics Education 3 $32,500 $33,500 $34,000 $34,000
Mechanical Engineering 25 $27,040 $53,290 $56,000 $67,000
Mechanized Systems Management 17 $30,000 $47,959 $43,000 $75,000
Merchandising 6 $20,000 $33,667 $24,500 $84,000
Music 5 $25,000 $31,844 $29,500 $43,000
Music Education 11 $25,300 $32,445 $32,000 $38,900
Nutrition and Dietetics 4 $20,000 $24,950 $24,900 $30,000
Nutrition, Exercise, & Health Science 8 $20,000 $31,338 $31,000 $52,000
PGA Golf Management 17 $24,000 $34,029 $30,000 $76,000
Plant Biology 2 ***** $30,000 $30,000 *****
Political Science 10 $20,000 $36,000 $28,500 80,000
Psychology 31 $20,000 $34,072 $31,000 $54,000
Science Education 8 $20,000 $31,850 $34,500 $39,200
Social Science Education 7 $26,750 $39,391 $33,550 $60,000
Sociology 7 $22,000 $34,286 $30,000 $55,000
Spanish 6 $25,000 $31,267 $30,800 $40,000
Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology 4 $29,000 $34,750 $30,000 $50,000
Textiles and Apparel Design 5 $20,800 $36,232 $30,000 $72,000
Theatre (Design & Technical Production) 3 $30,000 $31,667 $30,000 $35,000
Turfgrass & Landscape Management 6 $24,000 $30,667 $32,000 $36,000
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Masters/ J.D.
Major # Reported Minimum Average Median Maximum
MASTERS/JD - Overall 340 $20,000 $51,329 $45,500 $150,000
Accountancy 23 $30,000 $45,737 $47,500 $57,000
Actuarial Science 6 $50,000 $57,033 $57,600 $62,000
Agricultural Economics 2 ***** $45,500 $45,500 *****
Agronomy 2 ***** $63,500 $63,500 *****
Animal Science 4 $30,000 $43,750 $42,500 $60,000
Applied Science 2 ***** $43,500 $43,500 *****
Architectural Engineering 7 $40,000 $56,714 $55,000 $72,000
Architecture  12 $20,800 $38,733 $40,000 $50,000
Business (MBA) 45 $20,000 $72,924 $66,000 $150,000
Child, Youth and Family Studies 9 $27,000 $41,500 $35,000 $63,000
Civil Engineering 10 $35,000 $50,200 $51,500 $56,000
Community and Regional Planning 2 ***** $46,500 $46,500 *****
Computer Science 8 $30,000 $71,125 $71,000 $95,000
Construction 3 $54,000 $57,333 $58,000 $60,000
Economics 2 ***** $26,500 $26,500 *****
Educational Administration 23 $27,000 $42,196 $36,500 $83,500
Educational Psychology 5 $20,000 $40,800 $45,000 $57,000
Engineering 7 $60,000 $81,643 $75,000 $144,000
English 2 ***** $50,000 $50,000 *****
Entomology 5 $51,000 $62,000 $57,000 $80,000
Environmental Engineering 4 $25,000 $49,750 $51,000 $72,000
Geography 3 $43,600 $48,867 $49,000 $54,000
Geosciences 5 $42,000 $70,956 $80,000 $100,000
Journalism and Mass Communication 17 $30,000 $49,529 $42,000 $120,000
Law 57 $30,000 $60,263 $52,000 $160,000
Leadership Education 4 $32,000 $38,000 $38,000 $44,000
Management 1 ***** ***** ***** *****
Mathematics 5 $35,000 $43,800 $43,000 $56,000
Mathematics Education 2 ***** $57,000 $57,000 *****
Mechanical Engineering 4 $50,000 $63,500 $65,000 $74,000
Music 6 $30,000 $43,500 $45,000 $52,000
Natural Resource Sciences 5 $30,000 $37,800 $39,000 $45,000
Nutrition & Health Sciences 4 $25,000 $56,625 $40,750 $120,000
Special Education  14 $30,000 $39,057 $40,500 $45,000
Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology 25 $37,000 $46,526 $43,008 $60,000
Statistics 3 $37,000 $44,333 $48,000 $48,000
Survey Research and Methodology 4 $46,000 $54,500 $51,000 $70,000
Teaching Masters 42 $24,000 $41,500 $40,000 $65,000
Telecommunications Engineering 2 ***** $77,500 $77,500 *****
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Doctorate
Major # Reported Minimum Average Median Maximum
DOCTORATE - Overall 162 $20,000 $63,748 $55,500 $156,444
Agronomy 3 $20,000 $35,000 $40,000 $45,000
Animal Science 5 $35,000 $55,000 $45,000 $80,000
Audiology and Hearing Science 4 $57,000 $64,100 $63,700 $72,000
Biological Sciences 2 ***** $50,000 $50,000 *****
Business 6 $80,000 $121,074 $125,000 $156,444
Chemical Engineering 2 ***** $52,500 $52,500 *****
Chemistry 8 $35,000 $52,000 $45,000 $92,000
Computer Science 6 $55,000 $93,833 $97,500 $120,000
Educational Administration 8 $70,000 $108,125 $106,000 $150,000
Educational Psychology 3 $47,000 $51,000 $51,000 $55,000
Educational Studies 22 $35,000 $64,614 $63,500 $95,000
Electrical Engineering 7 $40,000 $57,571 $50,000 $100,000
Engineering 9 $40,000 $59,667 $60,000 $75,000
English 6 $36,000 $47,333 $50,000 $52,000
Geosciences 4 $40,600 $70,150 $62,500 $115,000
Human Sciences 11 $23,000 $56,818 $50,000 $105,000
Law 3 $35,000 $87,667 $78,000 $150,000
Mathematics 3 $48,750 $57,983 $55,000 $70,200
Mechanical Engineering 4 $33,000 $60,800 $60,100 $90,000
Music 4 $43,350 $63,088 $62,000 $85,000
Nutrition 2 ***** $36,500 $36,500 *****
Physics and Astronomy 4 $30,000 $58,718 $53,436 $98,000
Political Science 3 $38,000 $75,000 $42,000 $145,000
Psychological Studies in Education 10 $26,000 $50,600 $55,000 $70,000
Psychology 8 $40,000 $50,000 $50,000 $60,000
Statistics 2 ***** $71,000 $71,000 *****
Veterinary Science 2 ***** $37,000 $37,000 *****
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