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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 22,856 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.

Not all the numbers are sensible -- they are generated from survey data -- use your best judgement

Major (sort)# Starting SalaryCurrent SalaryyearsTen Year Avg
Accounting 530
$52,086
$125,628
18 yrs
$92,943
Aerospace Engineering 106
$57,684
$119,337
20 yrs
$88,511
Agriculture/Horticulture 51
$39,869
$110,385
21 yrs
$73,448
Animal Studies 49
$72,194
$103,965
13 yrs
$96,634
Anthropology 131
$45,124
$109,425
16 yrs
$85,312
Archaeology 10
$208,748
$75,000
22 yrs
$147,954
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 502
$46,725
$72,888
14 yrs
$65,413
Astronomy 17
$77,654
$195,000
17 yrs
$146,681
Athletics/Training 33
$108,414
$239,286
17 yrs
$185,397
Automotive Engineering 69
$32,645
$77,111
15 yrs
$62,289
Biology 841
$57,578
$179,079
18 yrs
$125,079
Business - Management and Administration 2329
$64,126
$127,050
17 yrs
$101,140
Chemical Engineering 106
$72,892
$140,329
19 yrs
$108,385
Chemistry 252
$59,698
$166,085
18 yrs
$118,802
Civil Engineering 186
$54,656
$121,938
19 yrs
$90,067
Communications 708
$47,440
$85,676
16 yrs
$71,337
Computer Engineering 165
$58,435
$87,667
15 yrs
$77,923
Computer Science 814
$58,281
$109,662
15 yrs
$92,535
Criminal 262
$52,185
$72,568
15 yrs
$65,774
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 1338
$38,154
$62,523
20 yrs
$50,338
Electrical Engineering 363
$60,435
$131,927
18 yrs
$100,153
Engineering Department 264
$62,328
$164,208
19 yrs
$115,949
English 916
$41,308
$98,713
18 yrs
$73,200
Finance 229
$73,270
$216,154
15 yrs
$168,526
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc 220
$60,605
$88,727
14 yrs
$80,692
Genetics 12
$70,255
$65,833
18 yrs
$67,799
Geography and Geosciences 159
$52,626
$125,640
22 yrs
$85,814
History/Histories (art history/etc.) 669
$45,323
$110,976
19 yrs
$79,877
Industrial Design 20
$51,029
$138,214
18 yrs
$99,465
Industrial Operations Engineering 71
$56,934
$99,407
18 yrs
$80,530
Interior Design 74
$44,680
$82,300
16 yrs
$68,192
Journalism 198
$48,289
$98,220
19 yrs
$74,568
Kinesiology 42
$60,830
$139,630
15 yrs
$113,363
Language - French/Spanish/etc. 172
$48,594
$68,551
22 yrs
$57,665
Linguistics 24
$49,682
$60,000
16 yrs
$56,131
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 60
$34,096
$62,188
18 yrs
$49,702
Music - Performance 208
$38,917
$56,966
16 yrs
$50,197
Music Education 129
$36,776
$72,452
25 yrs
$51,046
Natural Resources 35
$33,480
$75,200
15 yrs
$61,293
Naval Engineering 20
$177,260
$276,389
27 yrs
$213,974
Neuroscience/Cognitive Science 19
$71,829
$127,500
8 yrs
$141,418
Nuclear Engineering 11
$134,081
$160,000
23 yrs
$145,350
Nursing 457
$56,291
$81,067
17 yrs
$70,865
Nutrition 21
$80,955
$53,750
14 yrs
$61,523
Other 1646
$63,101
$103,577
17 yrs
$86,910
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 141
$74,204
$161,667
20 yrs
$117,935
Political Science 847
$49,964
$137,516
19 yrs
$96,044
PreDent and Dentistry 17
$69,501
$310,000
22 yrs
$178,819
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 14
$49,897
$56,667
15 yrs
$54,410
Psychology 935
$48,766
$89,498
16 yrs
$74,224
Public Health 52
$76,067
$67,069
11 yrs
$67,887
Public Policy 70
$85,967
$145,521
16 yrs
$123,188
Radiological Sciences 15
$53,669
$79,167
14 yrs
$71,882
Religion/Religious 486
$41,014
$70,608
19 yrs
$56,590
School of Information 72
$64,553
$78,559
12 yrs
$76,225
Social Work 123
$42,580
$74,000
17 yrs
$61,062
Sociology 265
$45,511
$79,194
20 yrs
$62,352
Telecommunications 39
$42,057
$129,167
19 yrs
$87,904
Undecided 104
$392,559
$432,029
33 yrs
$404,520
Urban Planning 29
$161,674
$164,130
24 yrs
$162,698
Video/Media 51
$56,584
$54,605
13 yrs
$55,062
Zoology 32
$247,213
$308,269
33 yrs
$265,715
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