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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 27,819 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 634
$70,794
$125,816
23 yrs
$94,716
Aerospace Engineering 130
$71,274
$115,935
27 yrs
$87,815
Agriculture/ Horticulture 82
$70,496
$148,115
28 yrs
$98,217
Animal Studies 68
$79,959
$101,923
19 yrs
$91,519
Anthropology 152
$52,801
$106,150
23 yrs
$75,996
Archaeology 16
$92,055
$94,667
31 yrs
$92,897
Architecture 159
$65,056
$137,891
24 yrs
$95,404
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
$91,606
$78,750
29 yrs
$87,173
Art & Design Department 553
$47,145
$71,012
21 yrs
$58,510
Astronomy 26
$101,154
$164,500
27 yrs
$124,615
Athletics/ Training 47
$106,635
$193,286
28 yrs
$137,582
Automotive Engineering 85
$44,391
$87,241
24 yrs
$62,245
Biology 943
$57,455
$178,196
24 yrs
$107,764
Business - Management and Administration 2580
$63,035
$129,554
24 yrs
$90,751
Chemical Engineering 156
$129,638
$140,120
21 yrs
$134,629
Chemistry 277
$65,809
$176,635
25 yrs
$110,139
Civil Engineering 216
$58,954
$128,301
26 yrs
$85,626
Communications 793
$46,512
$84,990
23 yrs
$63,242
Computer Engineering 184
$68,794
$91,125
22 yrs
$78,945
Computer Science 917
$58,488
$110,004
22 yrs
$81,904
Criminal 289
$51,754
$74,424
22 yrs
$62,058
Cultures/ Civilization 37
$94,421
$87,000
27 yrs
$91,673
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 295
$47,807
$71,946
20 yrs
$59,876
Economics 599
$68,803
$199,106
24 yrs
$123,096
Education 1444
$38,762
$63,265
26 yrs
$48,187
Electrical Engineering 402
$59,300
$129,724
25 yrs
$87,470
Engineering Department 575
$57,499
$107,649
17 yrs
$86,999
English 998
$42,263
$97,416
25 yrs
$64,324
Finance 242
$76,018
$205,622
23 yrs
$132,367
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 252
$64,816
$105,421
21 yrs
$84,152
Genetics 28
$115,004
$87,727
28 yrs
$105,263
Geography and Geosciences 191
$54,460
$124,521
29 yrs
$78,619
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.) 783
$42,751
$110,714
25 yrs
$69,936
Industrial Design 35
$90,210
$89,483
29 yrs
$89,960
Industrial Operations Engineering 84
$67,168
$98,592
28 yrs
$78,391
Interior Design 88
$51,608
$84,603
23 yrs
$65,954
Journalism 217
$51,046
$101,714
26 yrs
$70,533
Kinesiology 73
$68,416
$114,904
28 yrs
$85,019
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 185
$47,578
$69,726
29 yrs
$55,215
Linguistics 40
$90,008
$71,250
28 yrs
$83,309
Math 315
$57,677
$144,300
28 yrs
$88,614
Mechanical Engineering 366
$62,099
$122,660
24 yrs
$87,333
Meteorology 19
$74,726
$105,882
37 yrs
$83,146
Music - Composition/ Theory 77
$61,926
$69,348
26 yrs
$64,781
Music - Performance 246
$39,486
$55,199
22 yrs
$46,628
Music Education 151
$55,452
$81,360
32 yrs
$63,548
Natural Resources 50
$62,339
$87,000
26 yrs
$71,824
Naval Engineering 39
$81,578
$196,486
37 yrs
$112,634
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 38
$78,049
$122,692
24 yrs
$96,650
Nuclear Engineering 24
$111,788
$149,722
37 yrs
$122,040
Nursing 570
$55,282
$78,304
21 yrs
$66,245
Nutrition 34
$75,124
$104,722
25 yrs
$86,963
Other 1909
$60,698
$101,111
22 yrs
$79,068
Perfomance Arts 149
$42,382
$70,045
24 yrs
$53,908
Pharmacy 98
$82,351
$146,716
26 yrs
$107,107
Philosophy 192
$62,983
$116,212
26 yrs
$83,456
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science 56
$55,184
$104,643
20 yrs
$79,914
Physics 175
$73,641
$157,333
27 yrs
$104,638
Political Science 900
$51,119
$139,230
25 yrs
$86,363
PreDent and Dentistry 34
$56,331
$167,083
25 yrs
$100,632
PreLaw and Legal 166
$58,934
$120,645
25 yrs
$83,618
PreMed and Medical 169
$106,882
$287,857
25 yrs
$179,272
Preparatory 20
$122,288
$97,941
34 yrs
$115,127
PreVet and Veterinary 25
$75,541
$124,773
26 yrs
$94,476
Psychology 1104
$49,939
$95,757
23 yrs
$69,860
Public Health 66
$79,049
$72,143
20 yrs
$75,596
Public Policy 90
$80,606
$136,803
22 yrs
$106,150
Radiological Sciences 28
$105,954
$96,111
23 yrs
$101,675
Religion/ Religious 544
$42,262
$69,255
25 yrs
$53,059
School of Information 91
$71,543
$85,329
20 yrs
$78,436
Social Work 146
$46,647
$76,495
24 yrs
$59,084
Sociology 287
$46,978
$77,434
27 yrs
$58,258
Telecommunications 46
$66,504
$123,194
28 yrs
$86,751
Undecided 118
$338,069
$376,645
37 yrs
$348,495
Urban Planning 39
$143,604
$139,091
32 yrs
$142,194
Video/ Media 63
$68,834
$73,021
22 yrs
$70,737
Zoology 46
$170,890
$267,162
38 yrs
$196,225

Zoology Major unemployment rate

_ZoologyAll Majors
Unemployed%8%9
Minimum Wage%11%4
All Others%68%86
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%59
Not Going Well%41
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%46
Got out%54
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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