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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 22,751 alumni who have taken our survey. We show the number of surveys and the average number years that an alumna/e has been in the working world. The number of years, motivation levels and the major all play a role in salary rates.

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Major (sort)# Starting
Salary
Current
Salary
yearsTen Year
Avg
Accounting 529
$52,086
$125,919
18 yrs
$93,105
Aerospace Engineering 105
$54,370
$119,337
20 yrs
$86,854
Agriculture/ Horticulture 51
$39,869
$110,385
21 yrs
$73,448
Animal Studies 48
$72,083
$104,107
13 yrs
$96,717
Anthropology 131
$45,124
$109,425
16 yrs
$85,312
Archaeology 8
$73,089
$75,000
21 yrs
$73,999
Architecture 144
$62,059
$141,144
16 yrs
$111,487
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 30
$57,232
$80,600
13 yrs
$75,207
Art & Design Department 503
$45,655
$72,336
14 yrs
$64,713
Astronomy 15
$83,942
$195,000
14 yrs
$163,269
Athletics/ Training 33
$108,414
$239,286
17 yrs
$185,397
Automotive Engineering 69
$32,645
$77,111
15 yrs
$62,289
Biology 841
$55,646
$179,218
18 yrs
$124,297
Business - Management and Administration 2328
$63,843
$127,137
17 yrs
$101,075
Chemical Engineering 104
$68,880
$139,392
18 yrs
$108,053
Chemistry 253
$59,698
$165,316
18 yrs
$118,375
Civil Engineering 185
$53,850
$121,743
19 yrs
$89,583
Communications 707
$45,444
$85,695
16 yrs
$70,601
Computer Engineering 165
$58,435
$87,667
15 yrs
$77,923
Computer Science 820
$58,428
$109,585
15 yrs
$92,533
Criminal 258
$46,354
$70,347
15 yrs
$62,350
Cultures/ Civilization 26
$52,081
$99,286
19 yrs
$76,926
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 249
$47,947
$75,722
14 yrs
$67,786
Economics 530
$70,589
$208,490
18 yrs
$147,201
Education 1341
$37,121
$62,535
20 yrs
$49,828
Electrical Engineering 365
$59,773
$131,786
18 yrs
$99,780
Engineering Department 263
$60,944
$160,050
19 yrs
$113,105
English 915
$40,914
$98,713
18 yrs
$73,025
Finance 228
$73,420
$211,823
15 yrs
$165,689
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 218
$60,683
$89,403
14 yrs
$81,197
Genetics 11
$53,901
$59,000
15 yrs
$57,300
Geography and Geosciences 158
$50,253
$126,573
22 yrs
$84,944
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.) 667
$43,018
$111,174
19 yrs
$78,889
Industrial Design 19
$47,321
$71,923
18 yrs
$60,989
Industrial Operations Engineering 70
$55,076
$95,948
17 yrs
$79,118
Interior Design 73
$41,459
$83,571
16 yrs
$67,779
Journalism 198
$48,289
$98,220
19 yrs
$74,568
Kinesiology 41
$57,663
$139,630
15 yrs
$112,307
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 170
$40,424
$68,089
22 yrs
$52,999
Linguistics 23
$47,653
$47,273
15 yrs
$47,399
Math 291
$54,009
$146,900
21 yrs
$98,243
Mechanical Engineering 328
$59,240
$120,924
17 yrs
$95,524
Meteorology 10
$46,907
$93,750
23 yrs
$67,273
Music - Composition/ Theory 59
$34,096
$60,968
18 yrs
$49,025
Music - Performance 206
$37,918
$56,014
15 yrs
$49,982
Music Education 128
$35,377
$72,452
25 yrs
$50,207
Natural Resources 34
$34,147
$76,250
15 yrs
$62,216
Naval Engineering 17
$64,347
$301,000
25 yrs
$159,008
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 19
$71,829
$127,500
8 yrs
$141,418
Nuclear Engineering 11
$134,081
$160,000
23 yrs
$145,350
Nursing 456
$56,291
$80,703
17 yrs
$70,651
Nutrition 20
$58,408
$58,571
14 yrs
$58,525
Other 1651
$62,152
$103,398
17 yrs
$86,414
Perfomance Arts 122
$35,982
$62,108
17 yrs
$51,350
Pharmacy 75
$81,460
$159,615
16 yrs
$130,307
Philosophy 152
$52,828
$115,096
18 yrs
$87,421
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science 44
$54,044
$126,500
14 yrs
$105,798
Physics 142
$73,869
$159,947
19 yrs
$119,173
Political Science 846
$49,676
$137,516
18 yrs
$98,476
PreDent and Dentistry 17
$67,986
$308,889
19 yrs
$194,777
PreLaw and Legal 147
$54,729
$124,815
17 yrs
$95,956
PreMed and Medical 142
$100,166
$306,758
18 yrs
$214,940
Preparatory 6
$67,611
$58,333
20 yrs
$62,972
PreVet and Veterinary 13
$47,041
$55,000
15 yrs
$52,347
Psychology 936
$48,720
$89,459
16 yrs
$74,181
Public Health 52
$76,067
$67,069
11 yrs
$67,887
Public Policy 69
$86,956
$145,521
15 yrs
$125,999
Radiological Sciences 14
$62,069
$75,000
12 yrs
$72,845
Religion/ Religious 485
$40,497
$70,745
19 yrs
$56,417
School of Information 71
$65,476
$78,190
12 yrs
$76,071
Social Work 122
$42,580
$72,500
17 yrs
$60,180
Sociology 264
$45,660
$78,558
19 yrs
$62,975
Telecommunications 37
$44,760
$129,464
17 yrs
$94,586
Undecided 101
$394,297
$433,939
33 yrs
$406,310
Urban Planning 29
$161,674
$164,130
24 yrs
$162,698
Video/ Media 50
$58,034
$55,811
13 yrs
$56,324
Zoology 30
$259,534
$326,875
33 yrs
$279,940
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