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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 23,720 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 543
$54,012
$124,988
18 yrs
$93,443
Aerospace Engineering 121
$75,764
$123,838
22 yrs
$97,616
Agriculture/ Horticulture 65
$53,686
$112,170
24 yrs
$78,054
Animal Studies 54
$83,048
$113,088
14 yrs
$104,505
Anthropology 140
$53,525
$106,927
17 yrs
$84,938
Archaeology 16
$92,055
$94,667
24 yrs
$93,143
Architecture 155
$65,901
$139,991
17 yrs
$109,483
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
$91,606
$78,750
22 yrs
$85,763
Art & Design Department 522
$47,847
$72,039
14 yrs
$65,127
Astronomy 24
$101,154
$164,500
22 yrs
$129,948
Athletics/ Training 44
$110,128
$202,031
23 yrs
$150,086
Automotive Engineering 77
$44,019
$85,094
17 yrs
$68,181
Biology 854
$55,758
$177,080
18 yrs
$123,159
Business - Management and Administration 2346
$64,258
$126,794
17 yrs
$101,044
Chemical Engineering 120
$78,778
$136,778
20 yrs
$107,778
Chemistry 263
$63,055
$162,085
19 yrs
$115,176
Civil Engineering 194
$56,535
$126,520
20 yrs
$91,527
Communications 725
$47,085
$86,079
16 yrs
$71,456
Computer Engineering 173
$70,040
$89,107
16 yrs
$81,957
Computer Science 846
$59,820
$110,844
15 yrs
$93,836
Criminal 272
$51,624
$73,435
15 yrs
$66,164
Cultures/ Civilization 37
$94,421
$87,000
20 yrs
$90,711
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 258
$51,156
$75,949
14 yrs
$68,865
Economics 540
$71,606
$206,501
18 yrs
$146,548
Education 1361
$38,850
$63,247
20 yrs
$51,049
Electrical Engineering 375
$59,889
$132,074
18 yrs
$99,992
Engineering Department 276
$62,387
$155,911
19 yrs
$111,610
English 932
$42,373
$98,055
18 yrs
$73,307
Finance 236
$76,884
$207,592
16 yrs
$158,577
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 233
$67,679
$88,584
15 yrs
$81,616
Genetics 28
$115,004
$87,727
21 yrs
$102,015
Geography and Geosciences 172
$55,550
$124,855
23 yrs
$85,683
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.) 680
$43,977
$110,906
19 yrs
$79,203
Industrial Design 34
$90,780
$85,536
22 yrs
$88,396
Industrial Operations Engineering 79
$70,169
$98,358
21 yrs
$83,593
Interior Design 82
$52,350
$85,000
17 yrs
$71,556
Journalism 207
$51,425
$97,660
19 yrs
$75,759
Kinesiology 62
$71,898
$119,375
24 yrs
$91,680
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 179
$47,266
$70,140
22 yrs
$57,663
Linguistics 38
$92,989
$71,923
22 yrs
$83,414
Math 303
$56,980
$143,820
22 yrs
$96,453
Mechanical Engineering 340
$61,482
$118,931
18 yrs
$93,398
Meteorology 19
$74,726
$105,882
30 yrs
$85,111
Music - Composition/ Theory 71
$63,668
$70,814
20 yrs
$67,241
Music - Performance 219
$43,170
$57,788
16 yrs
$52,306
Music Education 148
$56,016
$81,382
26 yrs
$65,772
Natural Resources 48
$61,561
$85,658
19 yrs
$74,244
Naval Engineering 36
$87,417
$205,000
28 yrs
$129,411
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 33
$78,206
$123,542
20 yrs
$100,874
Nuclear Engineering 23
$114,430
$149,706
31 yrs
$125,810
Nursing 462
$56,507
$80,617
17 yrs
$70,690
Nutrition 30
$86,853
$107,941
20 yrs
$97,397
Other 1671
$63,236
$104,300
17 yrs
$87,391
Perfomance Arts 138
$45,131
$70,253
18 yrs
$59,087
Pharmacy 84
$90,080
$152,000
18 yrs
$124,480
Philosophy 167
$66,433
$111,695
19 yrs
$90,255
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science 50
$56,239
$109,200
15 yrs
$91,546
Physics 155
$73,405
$152,757
21 yrs
$111,191
Political Science 857
$50,964
$137,396
19 yrs
$96,454
PreDent and Dentistry 26
$73,279
$219,444
23 yrs
$136,829
PreLaw and Legal 157
$61,141
$123,257
19 yrs
$93,834
PreMed and Medical 151
$101,299
$289,250
19 yrs
$200,220
Preparatory 20
$122,288
$97,941
27 yrs
$113,271
PreVet and Veterinary 22
$82,625
$86,750
22 yrs
$84,500
Psychology 945
$49,293
$89,890
16 yrs
$74,666
Public Health 59
$84,850
$70,972
14 yrs
$74,937
Public Policy 79
$90,406
$141,810
17 yrs
$120,644
Radiological Sciences 24
$121,173
$102,667
18 yrs
$110,892
Religion/ Religious 502
$42,003
$70,738
19 yrs
$57,127
School of Information 81
$74,678
$82,574
14 yrs
$80,318
Social Work 136
$47,414
$79,031
17 yrs
$66,012
Sociology 272
$46,573
$76,579
20 yrs
$61,576
Telecommunications 44
$67,080
$121,000
21 yrs
$92,756
Undecided 108
$360,445
$402,534
32 yrs
$373,598
Urban Planning 40
$145,362
$137,941
24 yrs
$142,270
Video/ Media 61
$69,377
$74,149
15 yrs
$72,558
Zoology 41
$200,119
$273,286
33 yrs
$222,291
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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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