University of Washington - Seattle Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of Washington - Seattle ranks better than 75% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of Washington - Seattle ranks better than 94% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at University of Washington - Seattle

We calculated a salary score for each of University of Washington - Seattle'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 University of Washington - Seattle 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 UW Bachelor's Degrees

UW ranks higher than 75% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 85% $16,300 $56,940 85%
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 36% $15,320 $63,997 36%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 99% $31,077 $120,847 99%
Anthropology 93% $15,787 $34,170 93%
Applied Mathematics 90% Not Reported $76,460 90%
Architectural Sciences and Technology 99% $16,667 $75,989 99%
Architecture 82% $17,522 $53,179 82%
Area Studies 65% $18,500 $37,145 65%
Astronomy and Astrophysics 6% Not Reported $33,993 6%
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 44% Not Reported $35,060 44%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 29% $14,500 $29,685 29%
Biology, General 84% $15,000 $34,381 84%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 30% $12,724 $52,107 30%
Botany/Plant Biology 78% Not Reported $32,563 78%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 59% $15,000 $44,848 59%
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 76% $16,271 $34,963 76%
Chemical Engineering 65% $14,538 $69,948 65%
Chemistry 45% $14,500 $37,424 45%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 43% Not Reported $41,007 43%
Civil Engineering 91% $18,000 $68,422 91%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 59% $15,000 $34,526 59%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 82% $14,899 $64,791 82%
Communication and Media Studies 86% $14,700 $40,364 86%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 69% $11,076 $28,960 69%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 84% $15,000 $73,714 84%
Computer Engineering 99% $13,374 $129,184 99%
Computer Science 95% $15,165 $99,833 95%
Computer Software and Media Applications 36% $13,333 $36,221 36%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 65% $12,500 $38,108 65%
Design and Applied Arts 99% Not Reported $60,771 99%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 93% Not Reported $29,685 93%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 58% $22,909 $28,960 58%
Economics 55% $19,000 $50,231 55%
Education, General 96% $14,000 $47,260 96%
Education, Other 58% $11,648 $35,670 58%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 55% $14,359 $71,619 55%
English Language and Literature, General 75% $14,820 $33,281 75%
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 94% Not Reported $57,318 94%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 81% $15,159 $33,993 81%
Finance and Financial Management Services 92% $17,500 $64,672 92%
Fine and Studio Arts 84% $17,369 $31,567 84%
Geography and Cartography 77% $15,380 $41,342 77%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 50% $20,142 $37,110 50%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 54% $16,500 $42,044 54%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 57% $16,000 $37,640 57%
History 61% $17,500 $32,658 61%
Human Computer Interaction 91% Not Reported $85,434 91%
Human Resources Management and Services 96% Not Reported $59,124 96%
Industrial Engineering 58% $15,500 $69,338 58%
International/Global Studies 49% $12,500 $32,925 49%
Journalism 85% Not Reported $38,289 85%
Landscape Architecture 60% Not Reported $48,041 60%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 55% $15,000 $33,687 55%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 76% $16,374 $33,687 76%
Management Information Systems and Services 86% $13,750 $66,461 86%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 62% $13,190 $57,544 62%
Marketing 89% $13,500 $50,635 89%
Materials Engineering 15% Not Reported $57,502 15%
Mathematics 49% $15,000 $45,767 49%
Mechanical Engineering 51% $12,452 $65,769 51%
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering 70% Not Reported $74,200 70%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 47% $18,955 $33,726 47%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 39% $17,229 $29,685 39%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 52% $16,804 $33,459 52%
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 12% Not Reported $21,508 12%
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) 55% $17,125 $38,621 55%
Philosophy 73% $13,916 $35,351 73%
Physics 58% $17,402 $45,696 58%
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 47% $14,143 $28,191 47%
Political Science and Government 68% $14,000 $38,613 68%
Psychology, General 79% $15,093 $33,708 79%
Public Health 69% $14,443 $37,991 69%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 79% $12,500 $74,527 79%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 61% $17,575 $31,495 61%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 31% $18,150 $29,250 31%
Social Sciences, General 98% $16,837 $49,621 98%
Social Sciences, Other 64% $14,810 $40,089 64%
Social Work 84% $14,922 $36,521 84%
Sociology 85% $15,000 $38,289 85%
Urban Studies/Affairs 84% $15,525 $45,696 84%

Salary Scores for UW Master's Degrees

UW ranks higher than 86% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 81% $22,826 $66,708 81%
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences 75% $138,818 $200,857 75%
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 93% $40,136 $103,078 93%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 81% $123,510 $116,414 81%
Applied Mathematics 36% $34,081 $77,401 36%
Architectural Sciences and Technology 99% Not Reported $95,537 99%
Architecture 83% $99,998 $59,253 83%
Area Studies 16% $50,121 $30,771 16%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 99% $55,437 $135,440 99%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 81% $36,622 $61,218 81%
Civil Engineering 73% $28,710 $76,460 73%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 94% $72,589 $66,335 94%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 99% $41,000 $144,240 99%
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 88% $25,403 $100,071 88%
Curriculum and Instruction 32% $39,516 $45,852 32%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 14% $58,200 $22,667 14%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 70% Not Reported $71,351 70%
Education, General 92% $30,750 $62,818 92%
Educational Administration and Supervision 72% $36,325 $64,196 72%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 85% $34,718 $108,478 85%
Forestry 77% Not Reported $51,273 77%
Geography and Cartography 48% $18,811 $57,705 48%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 52% Not Reported $66,153 52%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 79% $59,729 $89,968 79%
Human Computer Interaction 87% $66,171 $122,038 87%
Industrial Engineering 99% Not Reported $124,271 99%
Information Science/Studies 83% $44,465 $95,739 83%
International Relations and National Security Studies 86% $53,665 $69,338 86%
Landscape Architecture 92% $56,893 $60,623 92%
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 79% Not Reported $84,653 79%
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies 60% $45,303 $72,985 60%
Library Science and Administration 43% $52,317 $42,868 43%
Materials Engineering 9% Not Reported $67,660 9%
Mechanical Engineering 74% $39,080 $89,746 74%
Museology/Museum Studies 50% $50,172 $37,424 50%
Music 24% Not Reported $23,649 24%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 25% Not Reported $41,025 25%
Nutrition Sciences 62% Not Reported $51,794 62%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 44% Not Reported $86,867 44%
Public Administration 72% $44,973 $60,742 72%
Public Health 78% $58,212 $64,629 78%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 86% $41,343 $63,005 86%
Real Estate Development 62% Not Reported $91,190 62%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 39% $36,805 $94,408 39%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 52% $79,568 $57,318 52%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 99% $41,000 $90,146 99%
Social Work 86% $50,244 $51,946 86%
Special Education and Teaching 91% $27,084 $60,689 91%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 97% $32,362 $61,262 97%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 90% $31,625 $60,878 90%
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 19% Not Reported $36,848 19%

Salary Scores for UW Doctoral Degrees

UW ranks higher than 52% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 9% Not Reported $43,798 9%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 42% Not Reported $84,653 42%
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 36% Not Reported $52,107 36%
Chemistry 20% Not Reported $56,415 20%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 68% Not Reported $69,338 68%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 23% $119,756 $69,338 23%
Curriculum and Instruction 24% Not Reported $61,020 24%
Dentistry 78% $222,733 $122,563 78%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 83% Not Reported $76,460 83%
Education, General 95% Not Reported $96,183 95%
Educational Administration and Supervision 73% Not Reported $94,408 73%
English Language and Literature, General 75% Not Reported $57,318 75%
Law 52% $95,727 $70,100 52%
Medicine 55% $168,769 $58,193 55%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 82% Not Reported $78,343 82%
Music 29% Not Reported $35,416 29%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 39% $134,985 $111,514 39%
Public Health 17% Not Reported $61,516 17%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 29% $66,324 $103,078 29%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 85% $111,936 $76,460 85%

University of Washington - Seattle Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Ribbons 3/13/2020

This was the worst educational experience I have had. I had an excellent undergraduate experience and MFA program. Then I came to UW. It was ok for two years, I kept expecting it to get better but instead it got worse. My department offered no security and often told me something would happen, like that I would be teaching the next term, only to change their minds at the last minute. It became impossible to trust what they said as they did this multiple times. It is all white men and only one token woman,... Read More

Medina Khedir 12/31/2019

The University Of Washington (UW), is very well known for its research opportunities as well as resources it offers students to help succeed. The Seattle campus is the largest campus of all 3, and offers the most programs. The UW is located about 15 minutes away from Downtown Seattle, and is easy to access. There are many student organizations and study groups to help students feel welcomed. The UW is very competitive especially within its STEM related programs, so having study groups is really helpful. There's... Read More