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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 25,691 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
years Ten Year
Avg
Accounting 564
$53,877
$124,313
18 yrs
$93,008
Aerospace Engineering 124
$75,280
$121,029
22 yrs
$96,075
Agriculture/ Horticulture 68
$71,808
$124,375
24 yrs
$93,711
Animal Studies 58
$81,023
$113,088
14 yrs
$103,927
Anthropology 140
$53,525
$106,927
18 yrs
$83,193
Archaeology 16
$92,055
$94,667
25 yrs
$93,100
Architecture 156
$65,321
$138,871
18 yrs
$106,182
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
$91,606
$78,750
23 yrs
$86,017
Art & Design Department 536
$47,346
$71,812
15 yrs
$63,657
Astronomy 24
$101,154
$164,500
23 yrs
$128,696
Athletics/ Training 44
$110,128
$202,031
24 yrs
$148,421
Automotive Engineering 81
$44,765
$86,091
18 yrs
$67,724
Biology 863
$57,729
$177,644
19 yrs
$120,842
Business - Management and Administration 2394
$63,807
$126,600
18 yrs
$98,692
Chemical Engineering 121
$78,778
$136,923
21 yrs
$106,466
Chemistry 268
$63,037
$170,468
20 yrs
$116,753
Civil Engineering 195
$56,154
$125,758
21 yrs
$89,299
Communications 738
$46,686
$85,833
17 yrs
$69,714
Computer Engineering 176
$69,399
$89,647
16 yrs
$82,054
Computer Science 858
$59,350
$110,004
16 yrs
$91,009
Criminal 273
$51,615
$73,333
16 yrs
$65,189
Cultures/ Civilization 37
$94,421
$87,000
21 yrs
$90,887
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 269
$49,447
$73,480
15 yrs
$65,469
Economics 553
$71,255
$206,222
19 yrs
$142,290
Education 1373
$38,824
$63,319
21 yrs
$50,488
Electrical Engineering 381
$59,595
$131,146
19 yrs
$97,253
Engineering Department 285
$61,794
$154,864
20 yrs
$108,329
English 941
$42,333
$98,070
19 yrs
$71,668
Finance 239
$76,545
$206,989
17 yrs
$153,277
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 238
$66,593
$87,219
16 yrs
$79,484
Genetics 28
$115,004
$87,727
22 yrs
$102,606
Geography and Geosciences 174
$55,453
$125,214
24 yrs
$84,520
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.) 701
$43,937
$111,723
21 yrs
$76,216
Industrial Design 34
$90,780
$85,536
23 yrs
$88,500
Industrial Operations Engineering 81
$68,091
$97,059
21 yrs
$81,885
Interior Design 87
$51,636
$84,758
17 yrs
$71,119
Journalism 212
$51,077
$97,183
20 yrs
$74,130
Kinesiology 63
$71,898
$119,375
26 yrs
$90,158
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 180
$47,289
$70,000
23 yrs
$57,163
Linguistics 40
$90,008
$71,250
22 yrs
$81,482
Math 304
$56,581
$144,163
23 yrs
$94,660
Mechanical Engineering 345
$61,324
$119,880
19 yrs
$92,143
Meteorology 19
$74,726
$105,882
31 yrs
$84,776
Music - Composition/ Theory 74
$63,668
$70,814
20 yrs
$67,241
Music - Performance 224
$43,021
$57,753
17 yrs
$51,687
Music Education 149
$56,014
$82,195
27 yrs
$65,711
Natural Resources 49
$61,958
$87,308
20 yrs
$74,633
Naval Engineering 37
$86,272
$203,428
29 yrs
$126,671
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 33
$79,559
$125,652
20 yrs
$102,606
Nuclear Engineering 23
$114,430
$149,706
32 yrs
$125,454
Nursing 480
$56,018
$79,898
18 yrs
$69,284
Nutrition 33
$77,769
$107,941
19 yrs
$93,649
Other 1709
$62,593
$103,393
17 yrs
$86,593
Perfomance Arts 138
$45,131
$70,253
19 yrs
$58,353
Pharmacy 84
$90,080
$152,000
19 yrs
$122,670
Philosophy 169
$65,691
$110,333
20 yrs
$88,012
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science 52
$55,601
$106,667
15 yrs
$89,645
Physics 160
$74,312
$158,214
21 yrs
$114,265
Political Science 869
$50,509
$136,923
20 yrs
$93,716
PreDent and Dentistry 32
$56,331
$167,083
20 yrs
$111,707
PreLaw and Legal 161
$60,204
$121,539
19 yrs
$92,485
PreMed and Medical 157
$97,042
$283,396
20 yrs
$190,219
Preparatory 20
$122,288
$97,941
28 yrs
$113,593
PreVet and Veterinary 23
$78,634
$83,095
22 yrs
$80,662
Psychology 970
$50,501
$90,116
17 yrs
$73,804
Public Health 59
$84,850
$70,972
15 yrs
$75,598
Public Policy 80
$89,525
$141,102
18 yrs
$118,179
Radiological Sciences 26
$114,295
$97,500
18 yrs
$104,964
Religion/ Religious 513
$42,229
$70,381
19 yrs
$57,046
School of Information 85
$72,868
$85,972
15 yrs
$81,604
Social Work 141
$47,196
$77,598
18 yrs
$64,086
Sociology 274
$46,377
$76,161
21 yrs
$60,560
Telecommunications 44
$67,080
$121,000
22 yrs
$91,589
Undecided 111
$349,603
$392,600
32 yrs
$363,040
Urban Planning 39
$143,604
$139,091
26 yrs
$141,868
Video/ Media 61
$69,377
$74,149
16 yrs
$72,359
Zoology 41
$200,119
$273,286
34 yrs
$221,639

Zoology Major unemployment rate

_ Zoology All 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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