Highest earning increase from obtaining a graduate degree in the U.S. 2013

This statistic shows the highest average increases in income that were earned after obtaining a graduate degree in the United States in 2013. With a graduate degree the average earnings of Biology and life Science programs major increased by 63.3 percent, as compared to only holding a bachelor degree, in the United States in 2013.

Highest average earning increase from obtaining a graduate degree in the U.S. in 2013

Pecentage income increase with a graduate degree
Biology and Life Science63.3%
Physical Sciences50%
Social Science44.6%
Humanities and Liberal Arts34.2%
Psychology and Social Work33.3%
Business33.3%
Education33.3%
Law and Public Policy33.1%
Agricultural and Natural Resources32.9%
Health29.2%
All Majors28.4%
Computers, statistics, and mathematics25.6%
Communications and journalism25.5%
Industrial Arts, Consumer Services and recreation25.4%
Architecture and engineering25%
Arts22.9%
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Sources

Release date

May 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

2013

Age group

25-59 years

Supplementary notes

Data was sourced from the American Community Survey.

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