Average earning increase after obtaining a graduate degree in the U.S. 2013

Average earning increase after obtaining a graduate degree in the United States in 2013, by major group

by Statista Research Department, last edited May 7, 2015
Average earning increase after obtaining a graduate degree in the U.S. 2013 This statistic shows the average increases in income that were earned by students in the United States in 2013 after obtaining a graduate degree in their respective majors. With a graduate degree the average income of a biology and life science major increased by 63.3 percent as compared to when they only held a bachelor's degree.
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Average earning increase after obtaining a graduate degree in the United States in 2013, by major group

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Earnings increase by percentage
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%
Earnings increase by percentage
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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by Statista Research Department, last edited May 7, 2015
This statistic shows the average increases in income that were earned by students in the United States in 2013 after obtaining a graduate degree in their respective majors. With a graduate degree the average income of a biology and life science major increased by 63.3 percent as compared to when they only held a bachelor's degree.
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