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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 23,514 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 537
$53,603
$126,049
18 yrs
$93,851
Aerospace Engineering 118
$71,896
$123,958
22 yrs
$95,561
Agriculture/ Horticulture 62
$54,783
$116,000
23 yrs
$81,399
Animal Studies 52
$79,197
$114,844
14 yrs
$104,659
Anthropology 137
$49,253
$109,409
17 yrs
$84,639
Archaeology 15
$95,503
$100,714
23 yrs
$97,769
Architecture 153
$63,918
$141,938
17 yrs
$109,812
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 42
$84,221
$77,027
19 yrs
$80,435
Art & Design Department 514
$46,940
$72,207
14 yrs
$64,988
Astronomy 22
$109,749
$166,111
22 yrs
$135,368
Athletics/ Training 42
$108,210
$203,833
22 yrs
$151,675
Automotive Engineering 77
$38,216
$79,623
17 yrs
$62,573
Biology 852
$55,855
$177,364
18 yrs
$123,360
Business - Management and Administration 2335
$64,016
$126,903
17 yrs
$101,008
Chemical Engineering 117
$74,878
$136,322
20 yrs
$105,600
Chemistry 262
$62,105
$162,525
19 yrs
$114,958
Civil Engineering 190
$55,662
$125,376
20 yrs
$90,519
Communications 721
$46,531
$86,069
16 yrs
$71,242
Computer Engineering 173
$70,040
$89,107
16 yrs
$81,957
Computer Science 839
$60,043
$110,274
15 yrs
$93,530
Criminal 266
$50,347
$71,496
15 yrs
$64,446
Cultures/ Civilization 33
$75,972
$88,810
20 yrs
$82,391
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 256
$51,109
$75,440
14 yrs
$68,489
Economics 538
$71,081
$206,740
18 yrs
$146,447
Education 1356
$38,453
$63,307
20 yrs
$50,880
Electrical Engineering 374
$59,825
$132,275
18 yrs
$100,075
Engineering Department 275
$62,626
$156,761
19 yrs
$112,170
English 927
$42,004
$98,219
18 yrs
$73,235
Finance 233
$75,792
$209,005
15 yrs
$164,601
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 231
$67,116
$89,269
15 yrs
$81,885
Genetics 24
$109,930
$60,000
22 yrs
$87,235
Geography and Geosciences 171
$54,277
$125,620
23 yrs
$85,296
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.) 677
$43,796
$110,709
19 yrs
$79,013
Industrial Design 34
$90,780
$85,536
22 yrs
$88,396
Industrial Operations Engineering 76
$61,147
$97,891
19 yrs
$80,486
Interior Design 81
$52,350
$85,000
17 yrs
$71,556
Journalism 207
$51,425
$97,660
19 yrs
$75,759
Kinesiology 58
$69,232
$120,909
24 yrs
$90,764
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 178
$45,130
$69,578
22 yrs
$56,243
Linguistics 35
$81,703
$72,609
19 yrs
$76,916
Math 302
$56,883
$144,224
22 yrs
$96,584
Mechanical Engineering 337
$60,503
$119,620
18 yrs
$93,346
Meteorology 18
$69,424
$111,875
29 yrs
$84,062
Music - Composition/ Theory 69
$60,545
$72,805
19 yrs
$66,997
Music - Performance 216
$42,461
$57,549
16 yrs
$51,891
Music Education 144
$52,439
$78,235
25 yrs
$62,758
Natural Resources 44
$56,679
$90,000
18 yrs
$75,191
Naval Engineering 33
$87,149
$207,097
27 yrs
$131,574
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 32
$81,479
$122,391
20 yrs
$101,935
Nuclear Engineering 22
$115,447
$152,813
29 yrs
$128,332
Nursing 461
$56,507
$80,617
17 yrs
$70,690
Nutrition 29
$90,531
$95,938
21 yrs
$93,105
Other 1660
$63,047
$104,270
17 yrs
$87,296
Perfomance Arts 136
$42,181
$70,052
17 yrs
$58,575
Pharmacy 83
$90,080
$152,000
18 yrs
$124,480
Philosophy 163
$62,301
$111,930
19 yrs
$88,421
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science 49
$52,392
$107,500
14 yrs
$91,755
Physics 155
$73,405
$152,757
21 yrs
$111,191
Political Science 856
$51,026
$137,593
19 yrs
$96,587
PreDent and Dentistry 25
$65,185
$227,941
23 yrs
$135,949
PreLaw and Legal 155
$61,426
$122,655
18 yrs
$95,442
PreMed and Medical 148
$102,820
$290,979
19 yrs
$201,851
Preparatory 18
$118,470
$90,333
27 yrs
$108,049
PreVet and Veterinary 22
$82,625
$86,750
22 yrs
$84,500
Psychology 940
$48,917
$89,628
16 yrs
$74,361
Public Health 58
$84,372
$70,857
13 yrs
$73,976
Public Policy 79
$90,406
$141,810
17 yrs
$120,644
Radiological Sciences 19
$71,034
$86,500
18 yrs
$79,626
Religion/ Religious 498
$41,996
$70,955
19 yrs
$57,238
School of Information 77
$71,227
$80,703
13 yrs
$78,516
Social Work 134
$47,848
$77,813
18 yrs
$64,495
Sociology 270
$46,573
$76,714
20 yrs
$61,644
Telecommunications 43
$62,473
$118,676
21 yrs
$89,237
Undecided 108
$360,445
$402,534
32 yrs
$373,598
Urban Planning 39
$149,396
$137,576
24 yrs
$144,471
Video/ Media 59
$67,805
$74,778
15 yrs
$72,453
Zoology 38
$206,926
$282,969
34 yrs
$229,292
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