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This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 22,139 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 SalaryCurrent SalaryyearsTen Year Avg
Accounting 526
$54,764
$126,013
17 yrs
$96,675
Aerospace Engineering 101
$57,725
$119,437
20 yrs
$88,581
Agriculture/Horticulture 49
$39,185
$112,297
21 yrs
$74,001
Animal Studies 49
$72,194
$103,965
12 yrs
$98,670
Anthropology 127
$45,427
$110,235
15 yrs
$88,633
Archaeology 10
$208,748
$75,000
21 yrs
$145,059
Architecture 141
$62,545
$142,196
16 yrs
$112,327
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 30
$57,232
$80,600
12 yrs
$76,705
Art & Design Department 480
$46,972
$73,807
14 yrs
$66,140
Astronomy 16
$77,654
$195,000
17 yrs
$146,681
Athletics/Training 33
$108,414
$239,286
16 yrs
$190,209
Automotive Engineering 68
$33,215
$75,455
13 yrs
$65,707
Biology 822
$57,859
$180,881
17 yrs
$130,225
Business - Management and Administration 2272
$64,511
$128,093
16 yrs
$104,250
Chemical Engineering 101
$71,098
$139,792
19 yrs
$107,252
Chemistry 248
$60,063
$166,952
17 yrs
$122,939
Civil Engineering 183
$54,737
$121,545
18 yrs
$91,853
Communications 698
$47,363
$85,821
15 yrs
$73,002
Computer Engineering 164
$58,018
$86,746
14 yrs
$78,538
Computer Science 793
$58,230
$109,515
14 yrs
$94,862
Criminal 260
$52,376
$72,671
14 yrs
$66,873
Cultures/Civilization 26
$52,081
$99,286
18 yrs
$78,306
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc 244
$48,347
$76,503
13 yrs
$70,005
Economics 520
$70,875
$209,784
17 yrs
$152,586
Education 1299
$38,473
$62,431
19 yrs
$51,083
Electrical Engineering 361
$60,417
$131,794
17 yrs
$102,403
Engineering Department 260
$61,793
$165,301
18 yrs
$119,298
English 904
$41,377
$99,090
17 yrs
$75,326
Finance 222
$73,797
$216,704
14 yrs
$175,873
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc 211
$62,715
$89,714
14 yrs
$82,000
Genetics 12
$70,255
$65,833
17 yrs
$67,654
Geography and Geosciences 156
$51,453
$126,475
22 yrs
$85,554
History/Histories (art history/etc.) 656
$45,437
$111,800
18 yrs
$82,305
Industrial Design 19
$51,029
$138,214
18 yrs
$99,465
Industrial Operations Engineering 70
$57,075
$99,397
17 yrs
$81,970
Interior Design 71
$44,447
$82,959
16 yrs
$68,517
Journalism 195
$48,058
$97,858
18 yrs
$75,725
Kinesiology 42
$60,830
$139,630
14 yrs
$117,116
Language - French/Spanish/etc. 166
$49,981
$70,188
21 yrs
$59,603
Linguistics 24
$49,682
$60,000
15 yrs
$56,561
Math 284
$52,563
$138,442
20 yrs
$95,503
Mechanical Engineering 328
$59,240
$120,924
16 yrs
$97,792
Meteorology 10
$46,907
$93,750
22 yrs
$68,199
Music - Composition/Theory 60
$34,096
$62,188
17 yrs
$50,620
Music - Performance 207
$38,826
$57,014
15 yrs
$50,951
Music Education 117
$36,454
$64,674
22 yrs
$49,281
Natural Resources 34
$32,634
$76,250
14 yrs
$63,788
Naval Engineering 20
$177,260
$276,389
26 yrs
$215,386
Neuroscience/Cognitive Science 15
$75,003
$140,625
9 yrs
$147,916
Nuclear Engineering 11
$134,081
$160,000
22 yrs
$145,862
Nursing 445
$56,016
$81,238
16 yrs
$71,780
Nutrition 20
$73,484
$60,000
12 yrs
$62,247
Other 1590
$63,915
$104,994
16 yrs
$89,589
Perfomance Arts 123
$36,162
$63,155
16 yrs
$53,032
Pharmacy 72
$82,487
$163,000
16 yrs
$132,808
Philosophy 150
$52,563
$106,814
17 yrs
$84,475
Physical Therapy/Exercise Science 43
$54,259
$130,526
14 yrs
$108,736
Physics 139
$74,193
$153,132
19 yrs
$115,740
Political Science 831
$49,933
$136,668
18 yrs
$98,119
PreDent and Dentistry 17
$69,501
$310,000
21 yrs
$184,024
PreLaw and Legal 146
$54,729
$123,264
16 yrs
$97,563
PreMed and Medical 137
$104,246
$310,055
18 yrs
$218,585
Preparatory 6
$67,611
$58,333
19 yrs
$62,728
PreVet and Veterinary 14
$49,897
$56,667
14 yrs
$54,732
Psychology 916
$48,331
$88,519
15 yrs
$75,123
Public Health 50
$78,310
$67,679
10 yrs
$67,679
Public Policy 70
$85,967
$145,521
15 yrs
$125,669
Radiological Sciences 15
$53,669
$79,167
13 yrs
$73,283
Religion/Religious 476
$41,175
$71,008
18 yrs
$57,749
School of Information 71
$64,333
$78,621
11 yrs
$77,322
Social Work 120
$42,884
$74,643
16 yrs
$62,733
Sociology 262
$45,723
$79,558
19 yrs
$63,531
Telecommunications 39
$42,057
$129,167
18 yrs
$90,451
Undecided 103
$392,559
$432,029
32 yrs
$404,894
Urban Planning 26
$179,876
$181,250
25 yrs
$180,426
Video/Media 49
$58,014
$55,694
13 yrs
$56,230
Zoology 31
$247,213
$308,269
33 yrs
$265,715
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