Auburn University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Auburn University ranks better than 62% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Auburn University ranks better than 66% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Auburn University

We calculated a salary score for each of Auburn University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Auburn University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for Auburn Bachelor's Degrees

Auburn ranks higher than 62% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 76% $20,893 $54,382 76%
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 54% $19,475 $66,377 54%
Agricultural Business and Management 76% $19,500 $48,849 76%
Animal Sciences 99% $21,500 $43,957 99%
Apparel and Textiles 48% $19,500 $36,166 48%
Applied Mathematics 11% Not Reported $36,141 11%
Architectural Engineering 91% $23,740 $71,734 91%
Architecture 82% $27,500 $53,358 82%
Biological/Biosystems Engineering 60% $21,500 $53,775 60%
Biology, General 68% $23,250 $31,547 68%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 84% $20,500 $51,558 84%
Chemical Engineering 84% $27,000 $74,747 84%
Chemistry 12% Not Reported $29,685 12%
Civil Engineering 33% $19,250 $58,842 33%
Communication and Media Studies 57% $19,500 $34,633 57%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 59% $17,030 $61,303 59%
Computer Engineering 29% $22,500 $64,358 29%
Design and Applied Arts 64% $25,000 $37,896 64%
Economics 33% $25,000 $43,798 33%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 48% $21,963 $70,100 48%
Engineering, Other 50% Not Reported $61,020 50%
English Language and Literature, General 85% $18,654 $35,518 85%
Finance and Financial Management Services 54% $21,000 $51,652 54%
Fine and Studio Arts 54% $22,500 $26,739 54%
Forestry 94% $20,500 $49,331 94%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 66% $22,250 $44,942 66%
History 75% $23,250 $35,274 75%
Hospitality Administration/Management 89% $24,000 $45,207 89%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 51% $24,000 $29,882 51%
Human Resources Management and Services 40% $21,500 $44,170 40%
Industrial Engineering 61% $23,750 $70,009 61%
Interior Architecture 99% Not Reported $57,318 99%
International Business 73% Not Reported $52,107 73%
Journalism 77% $21,250 $36,668 77%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 62% $19,500 $57,318 62%
Marketing 61% $17,115 $44,319 61%
Mathematics 32% Not Reported $40,647 32%
Mechanical Engineering 65% $22,418 $67,879 65%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 25% $19,000 $29,685 25%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 69% $21,500 $34,847 69%
Music 97% Not Reported $41,007 97%
Nutrition Sciences 60% $24,293 $32,653 60%
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 22% $20,500 $25,194 22%
Plant Sciences 50% $18,000 $37,856 50%
Political Science and Government 65% $20,500 $37,980 65%
Psychology, General 26% $20,500 $26,933 26%
Public Administration 39% $18,750 $40,467 39%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 31% $22,250 $35,274 31%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 18% $20,500 $55,551 18%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 75% $21,284 $37,779 75%
Social Work 22% $24,500 $28,816 22%
Sociology 20% $21,500 $28,019 20%
Special Education and Teaching 34% $23,000 $36,398 34%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 62% $19,500 $37,343 62%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 51% $22,500 $36,924 51%
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 61% $20,500 $29,685 61%

Salary Scores for Auburn Master's Degrees

Auburn ranks higher than 59% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 58% $20,500 $62,409 58%
Agricultural Production Operations 76% Not Reported $46,478 76%
Animal Sciences 16% Not Reported $43,426 16%
Architectural Engineering 88% $16,279 $77,213 88%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 95% $41,000 $107,636 95%
Civil Engineering 23% Not Reported $67,362 23%
Communication and Media Studies 28% Not Reported $41,565 28%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 35% $37,250 $53,358 35%
Education, General 79% Not Reported $57,318 79%
Educational Administration and Supervision 22% $30,942 $46,321 22%
Industrial Engineering 55% Not Reported $83,546 55%
Management Information Systems and Services 28% Not Reported $68,219 28%
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 51% $22,850 $38,721 51%
Plant Sciences 21% Not Reported $43,314 21%
Real Estate Development 69% Not Reported $96,183 69%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 34% $49,000 $91,363 34%
Special Education and Teaching 18% $41,000 $42,905 18%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 15% $43,500 $37,568 15%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 37% $30,000 $44,495 37%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 48% $20,500 $49,179 48%

Salary Scores for Auburn Doctoral Degrees

Auburn ranks higher than 50% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 68% $78,863 $69,309 68%
Educational Administration and Supervision 39% $61,500 $77,715 39%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 71% $140,161 $118,264 71%
Psychology, General 21% Not Reported $59,417 21%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 69% Not Reported $74,576 69%
Veterinary Medicine 23% $154,864 $76,849 23%

Auburn University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Kimberly F. 12/29/2019

Auburn is a wonderful university! Even attending many years ago, I feel my time there prepared me for my chosen career path. It afforded me the opportunities to learn from some of the greatest instructors in the state. The courses and the practices in the school of education helped prepare me with the most current and effective skills and strategies I needed to be successful in my first teaching job. I was offered many hands-on opportunities as a student as I studied to be an educator. The classes required... Read More

Caroline Milligan 9/29/2019

Auburn is the perfect college to attend. There is no better feeling on campus and community that I have encountered surrounding a school. They make a point about the Auburn family, and it is absolutely true. The engineering and the business schools are certainly the strengths of the school. Along with some smaller more specialized majors. If you are thinking about going pre-med there is a great advisor committee in biology. The other specialties are less impressive for advising. The departments advising can... Read More