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This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 21,858 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. 

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Major (sort)# Starting SalaryCurrent SalaryyearsTen Year Avg
Accounting 523
$54,764
$126,013
17 yrs
$96,675
Aerospace Engineering 101
$57,725
$119,437
20 yrs
$88,581
Agriculture/Horticulture 47
$38,413
$115,857
22 yrs
$73,615
Animal Studies 46
$76,550
$106,964
12 yrs
$101,895
Anthropology 127
$45,427
$110,235
15 yrs
$88,633
Archaeology 10
$208,748
$75,000
21 yrs
$145,059
Architecture 138
$62,393
$144,485
16 yrs
$113,700
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 30
$57,232
$80,600
12 yrs
$76,705
Art & Design Department 451
$46,986
$74,486
14 yrs
$66,629
Astronomy 16
$77,654
$195,000
17 yrs
$146,681
Athletics/Training 33
$108,414
$239,286
16 yrs
$190,209
Automotive Engineering 68
$33,215
$75,455
13 yrs
$65,707
Biology 813
$57,883
$179,737
17 yrs
$129,562
Business - Management and Administration 2250
$64,410
$127,858
16 yrs
$104,065
Chemical Engineering 101
$71,098
$139,792
19 yrs
$107,252
Chemistry 244
$60,028
$167,043
17 yrs
$122,978
Civil Engineering 181
$54,820
$122,383
18 yrs
$92,355
Communications 683
$47,310
$86,339
15 yrs
$73,329
Computer Engineering 164
$58,018
$86,746
14 yrs
$78,538
Computer Science 780
$58,264
$109,873
14 yrs
$95,128
Criminal 257
$52,493
$72,765
14 yrs
$66,973
Cultures/Civilization 25
$56,132
$103,077
17 yrs
$83,747
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc 239
$48,698
$75,698
13 yrs
$69,467
Economics 516
$71,145
$211,283
17 yrs
$153,579
Education 1289
$38,469
$62,388
19 yrs
$51,058
Electrical Engineering 357
$60,155
$132,644
18 yrs
$100,427
Engineering Department 256
$61,863
$165,863
18 yrs
$119,641
English 900
$41,439
$99,340
17 yrs
$75,498
Finance 218
$74,471
$216,236
14 yrs
$175,732
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc 192
$66,401
$93,944
15 yrs
$84,763
Genetics 11
$53,901
$59,000
14 yrs
$57,543
Geography and Geosciences 155
$51,218
$126,694
22 yrs
$85,525
History/Histories (art history/etc.) 650
$45,711
$112,273
18 yrs
$82,690
Industrial Design 19
$51,029
$138,214
18 yrs
$99,465
Industrial Operations Engineering 69
$59,157
$103,158
17 yrs
$85,040
Interior Design 70
$44,326
$82,959
16 yrs
$68,472
Journalism 190
$39,700
$100,021
19 yrs
$71,448
Kinesiology 42
$60,830
$139,630
14 yrs
$117,116
Language - French/Spanish/etc. 165
$49,980
$69,963
21 yrs
$59,496
Linguistics 24
$49,682
$60,000
15 yrs
$56,561
Math 283
$52,563
$138,442
20 yrs
$95,503
Mechanical Engineering 324
$59,209
$120,508
16 yrs
$97,521
Meteorology 10
$46,907
$93,750
22 yrs
$68,199
Music - Composition/Theory 58
$34,578
$60,968
17 yrs
$50,101
Music - Performance 203
$39,716
$57,730
15 yrs
$51,726
Music Education 116
$36,280
$64,560
22 yrs
$49,135
Natural Resources 31
$32,928
$80,714
13 yrs
$69,687
Naval Engineering 20
$177,260
$276,389
26 yrs
$215,386
Neuroscience/Cognitive Science 15
$75,003
$140,625
9 yrs
$147,916
Nuclear Engineering 11
$134,081
$160,000
22 yrs
$145,862
Nursing 437
$56,134
$81,490
16 yrs
$71,982
Nutrition 17
$79,828
$64,000
14 yrs
$68,522
Other 1569
$64,216
$104,671
16 yrs
$89,501
Perfomance Arts 122
$36,162
$63,155
16 yrs
$53,032
Pharmacy 72
$82,487
$163,000
16 yrs
$132,808
Philosophy 150
$52,563
$106,814
17 yrs
$84,475
Physical Therapy/Exercise Science 43
$54,259
$130,526
14 yrs
$108,736
Physics 136
$74,511
$154,943
19 yrs
$116,844
Political Science 827
$49,943
$135,661
18 yrs
$97,564
PreDent and Dentistry 17
$69,501
$310,000
21 yrs
$184,024
PreLaw and Legal 145
$55,225
$123,026
16 yrs
$97,600
PreMed and Medical 136
$105,080
$312,977
18 yrs
$220,579
Preparatory 6
$67,611
$58,333
19 yrs
$62,728
PreVet and Veterinary 14
$49,897
$56,667
14 yrs
$54,732
Psychology 904
$48,263
$88,577
15 yrs
$75,139
Public Health 49
$80,677
$69,444
10 yrs
$69,444
Public Policy 70
$85,967
$145,521
15 yrs
$125,669
Radiological Sciences 15
$53,669
$79,167
13 yrs
$73,283
Religion/Religious 471
$41,289
$71,198
18 yrs
$57,905
School of Information 71
$64,333
$78,621
11 yrs
$77,322
Social Work 118
$42,893
$75,427
17 yrs
$62,031
Sociology 262
$45,723
$79,558
19 yrs
$63,531
Telecommunications 39
$42,057
$129,167
18 yrs
$90,451
Undecided 103
$392,559
$432,029
32 yrs
$404,894
Urban Planning 26
$179,876
$181,250
25 yrs
$180,426
Video/Media 47
$57,700
$55,294
13 yrs
$55,849
Zoology 31
$247,213
$308,269
33 yrs
$265,715
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