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This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 22,386 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 528
$54,750
$125,821
17 yrs
$96,556
Aerospace Engineering 103
$57,053
$119,815
20 yrs
$88,434
Agriculture/Horticulture 51
$39,869
$110,385
20 yrs
$75,127
Animal Studies 49
$72,194
$103,965
12 yrs
$98,670
Anthropology 130
$45,495
$109,535
15 yrs
$88,188
Archaeology 10
$208,748
$75,000
21 yrs
$145,059
Architecture 143
$61,909
$141,786
16 yrs
$111,832
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 30
$57,232
$80,600
12 yrs
$76,705
Art & Design Department 484
$47,001
$73,955
14 yrs
$66,254
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 827
$57,889
$180,542
17 yrs
$130,038
Business - Management and Administration 2284
$64,484
$127,976
16 yrs
$104,167
Chemical Engineering 105
$72,892
$140,329
18 yrs
$110,357
Chemistry 249
$60,063
$166,952
17 yrs
$122,939
Civil Engineering 185
$54,696
$121,743
18 yrs
$91,945
Communications 700
$47,375
$85,821
15 yrs
$73,006
Computer Engineering 164
$58,018
$86,746
14 yrs
$78,538
Computer Science 798
$58,138
$109,224
14 yrs
$94,628
Criminal 260
$52,376
$72,671
14 yrs
$66,873
Cultures/Civilization 26
$52,081
$99,286
18 yrs
$78,306
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc 245
$48,102
$76,141
13 yrs
$69,671
Economics 525
$70,713
$209,145
17 yrs
$152,144
Education 1308
$38,426
$62,541
19 yrs
$51,118
Electrical Engineering 362
$60,370
$131,860
17 yrs
$102,423
Engineering Department 261
$61,872
$164,850
18 yrs
$119,082
English 907
$41,337
$98,965
17 yrs
$75,236
Finance 227
$73,444
$216,333
14 yrs
$175,508
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc 214
$62,010
$88,969
14 yrs
$81,266
Genetics 12
$70,255
$65,833
17 yrs
$67,654
Geography and Geosciences 156
$51,453
$126,475
22 yrs
$85,554
History/Histories (art history/etc.) 660
$45,407
$111,333
18 yrs
$82,033
Industrial Design 19
$51,029
$138,214
18 yrs
$99,465
Industrial Operations Engineering 70
$57,075
$99,397
17 yrs
$81,970
Interior Design 71
$44,447
$82,959
16 yrs
$68,517
Journalism 197
$48,073
$98,220
18 yrs
$75,932
Kinesiology 42
$60,830
$139,630
14 yrs
$117,116
Language - French/Spanish/etc. 167
$49,981
$70,224
21 yrs
$59,621
Linguistics 24
$49,682
$60,000
15 yrs
$56,561
Math 287
$53,234
$143,157
20 yrs
$98,195
Mechanical Engineering 328
$59,240
$120,924
16 yrs
$97,792
Meteorology 10
$46,907
$93,750
22 yrs
$68,199
Music - Composition/Theory 60
$34,096
$62,188
17 yrs
$50,620
Music - Performance 208
$38,917
$56,966
15 yrs
$50,949
Music Education 126
$36,454
$72,277
24 yrs
$51,380
Natural Resources 34
$32,634
$76,250
14 yrs
$63,788
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 449
$56,105
$81,006
16 yrs
$71,668
Nutrition 20
$73,484
$60,000
12 yrs
$62,247
Other 1603
$63,634
$104,705
16 yrs
$89,303
Perfomance Arts 123
$36,162
$63,155
16 yrs
$53,032
Pharmacy 72
$82,487
$163,000
16 yrs
$132,808
Philosophy 151
$52,828
$106,505
17 yrs
$84,402
Physical Therapy/Exercise Science 44
$54,044
$126,500
13 yrs
$109,779
Physics 140
$74,204
$152,554
19 yrs
$115,441
Political Science 834
$49,984
$136,928
18 yrs
$98,286
PreDent and Dentistry 17
$69,501
$310,000
21 yrs
$184,024
PreLaw and Legal 146
$54,729
$123,264
16 yrs
$97,563
PreMed and Medical 141
$101,473
$310,055
17 yrs
$224,169
Preparatory 6
$67,611
$58,333
19 yrs
$62,728
PreVet and Veterinary 14
$49,897
$56,667
14 yrs
$54,732
Psychology 922
$48,818
$89,177
15 yrs
$75,724
Public Health 51
$78,310
$67,679
10 yrs
$67,679
Public Policy 70
$85,967
$145,521
15 yrs
$125,669
Radiological Sciences 15
$53,669
$79,167
13 yrs
$73,283
Religion/Religious 480
$41,133
$71,030
18 yrs
$57,743
School of Information 72
$64,553
$78,559
11 yrs
$77,286
Social Work 121
$42,884
$74,643
16 yrs
$62,733
Sociology 263
$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 49
$58,014
$55,694
13 yrs
$56,230
Zoology 31
$247,213
$308,269
33 yrs
$265,715
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