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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 26,244 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
Salary
Current
Salary
yearsTen Year
Avg
Accounting 583
$53,840
$123,799
19 yrs
$90,661
Aerospace Engineering 123
$75,280
$121,029
24 yrs
$94,342
Agriculture/ Horticulture 68
$71,808
$124,375
25 yrs
$92,835
Animal Studies 63
$81,023
$103,289
14 yrs
$96,928
Anthropology 141
$53,478
$106,856
19 yrs
$81,571
Archaeology 16
$92,055
$94,667
26 yrs
$93,059
Architecture 159
$65,056
$137,891
19 yrs
$103,390
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
$91,606
$78,750
24 yrs
$86,249
Art & Design Department 542
$47,215
$71,430
16 yrs
$62,350
Astronomy 25
$101,154
$164,500
23 yrs
$128,696
Athletics/ Training 44
$110,128
$202,031
25 yrs
$146,889
Automotive Engineering 82
$45,385
$86,339
19 yrs
$66,940
Biology 885
$57,332
$175,474
20 yrs
$116,403
Business - Management and Administration 2444
$63,619
$125,838
19 yrs
$96,366
Chemical Engineering 122
$77,971
$135,652
22 yrs
$104,189
Chemistry 272
$64,469
$173,447
21 yrs
$116,363
Civil Engineering 199
$55,628
$125,166
22 yrs
$87,236
Communications 747
$46,607
$85,491
18 yrs
$68,209
Computer Engineering 182
$68,931
$89,127
17 yrs
$80,811
Computer Science 887
$59,066
$109,106
17 yrs
$88,501
Criminal 277
$51,129
$73,348
17 yrs
$64,199
Cultures/ Civilization 37
$94,421
$87,000
22 yrs
$91,048
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 276
$49,172
$72,619
16 yrs
$63,826
Economics 563
$70,846
$207,830
20 yrs
$139,338
Education 1392
$38,748
$63,248
22 yrs
$49,884
Electrical Engineering 392
$59,691
$130,812
20 yrs
$95,251
Engineering Department 292
$61,318
$153,533
21 yrs
$105,230
English 964
$42,454
$97,649
20 yrs
$70,052
Finance 240
$76,370
$206,989
18 yrs
$148,937
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 246
$65,410
$91,957
17 yrs
$81,026
Genetics 28
$115,004
$87,727
23 yrs
$103,145
Geography and Geosciences 179
$55,528
$124,859
25 yrs
$83,260
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.) 715
$43,773
$113,634
21 yrs
$77,040
Industrial Design 35
$90,210
$89,483
24 yrs
$89,907
Industrial Operations Engineering 83
$67,478
$97,143
23 yrs
$80,376
Interior Design 88
$51,608
$84,603
18 yrs
$69,939
Journalism 217
$51,046
$101,714
21 yrs
$75,173
Kinesiology 68
$70,169
$116,500
25 yrs
$88,701
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 183
$47,530
$70,000
25 yrs
$56,518
Linguistics 40
$90,008
$71,250
23 yrs
$81,852
Math 312
$57,808
$144,646
23 yrs
$95,563
Mechanical Engineering 358
$61,777
$122,603
20 yrs
$92,190
Meteorology 19
$74,726
$105,882
32 yrs
$84,462
Music - Composition/ Theory 76
$63,324
$70,444
21 yrs
$66,715
Music - Performance 229
$41,771
$57,685
18 yrs
$50,612
Music Education 149
$56,014
$82,195
28 yrs
$65,365
Natural Resources 50
$62,339
$87,000
21 yrs
$74,082
Naval Engineering 37
$86,272
$203,428
30 yrs
$125,324
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 35
$76,854
$119,600
20 yrs
$98,227
Nuclear Engineering 23
$114,430
$149,706
33 yrs
$125,120
Nursing 501
$55,496
$79,216
18 yrs
$68,674
Nutrition 34
$75,124
$104,722
20 yrs
$89,923
Other 1764
$61,566
$102,836
18 yrs
$84,494
Perfomance Arts 138
$45,131
$70,253
20 yrs
$57,692
Pharmacy 91
$87,411
$150,323
22 yrs
$116,007
Philosophy 171
$65,213
$117,686
21 yrs
$90,200
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science 54
$55,396
$104,643
16 yrs
$86,175
Physics 167
$73,530
$156,403
22 yrs
$111,200
Political Science 884
$50,848
$138,067
21 yrs
$92,381
PreDent and Dentistry 34
$56,331
$167,083
20 yrs
$111,707
PreLaw and Legal 161
$60,204
$121,539
20 yrs
$90,871
PreMed and Medical 165
$107,271
$289,549
21 yrs
$194,070
Preparatory 20
$122,288
$97,941
29 yrs
$113,893
PreVet and Veterinary 24
$75,541
$83,095
22 yrs
$78,975
Psychology 997
$50,264
$91,103
17 yrs
$74,287
Public Health 64
$80,858
$71,375
15 yrs
$74,536
Public Policy 85
$87,788
$141,102
18 yrs
$117,407
Radiological Sciences 27
$108,110
$92,941
19 yrs
$100,126
Religion/ Religious 519
$42,148
$70,341
20 yrs
$56,244
School of Information 88
$71,479
$85,946
16 yrs
$80,521
Social Work 144
$46,958
$76,524
19 yrs
$62,519
Sociology 279
$46,463
$75,642
22 yrs
$59,726
Telecommunications 46
$66,504
$123,194
23 yrs
$91,152
Undecided 111
$349,603
$392,600
33 yrs
$362,632
Urban Planning 39
$143,604
$139,091
27 yrs
$141,933
Video/ Media 62
$69,377
$74,149
17 yrs
$72,184
Zoology 42
$193,831
$273,286
34 yrs
$217,200

Zoology Major unemployment rate

_ZoologyAll Majors
Unemployed%9%7
Minimum Wage%11%4
All Others%66%88
More: Unemployment for all Majors *** not counting stay at home parents *** not counting those currently in grad school

Are things going well in Zoology?

Going Well%60
Not Going Well%40
More: All Majors Satisfaction ??? This is a social "life satisfaction" question. Overall, would people who graduated with a degree in Zoology say that their life is going well? It could be interpreted in terms of stress, salary, long hours, future prospects, etc. *** not counting those currently in grad school

Graduates who stayed in Zoology

Still in Field%49
Got out%51
More: All Majors Still in field ??? A high "got out" percentage can be interpreted a couple of ways -- for instance, perhaps the major is a great stepping stone to becoming a totally different career -- like a doctor. Or perhaps the jobs one gets with the major just aren't that great. *** not counting those currently in grad school

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