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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 26,070 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 573
$53,902
$123,782
18 yrs
$92,724
Aerospace Engineering 123
$75,280
$121,029
23 yrs
$95,171
Agriculture/ Horticulture 68
$71,808
$124,375
24 yrs
$93,711
Animal Studies 63
$81,023
$103,289
13 yrs
$98,151
Anthropology 141
$53,478
$106,856
18 yrs
$83,132
Archaeology 16
$92,055
$94,667
25 yrs
$93,100
Architecture 157
$64,843
$138,966
18 yrs
$106,022
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
$91,606
$78,750
23 yrs
$86,017
Art & Design Department 541
$47,198
$71,412
15 yrs
$63,341
Astronomy 24
$101,154
$164,500
23 yrs
$128,696
Athletics/ Training 44
$110,128
$202,031
24 yrs
$148,421
Automotive Engineering 82
$45,385
$86,339
18 yrs
$68,137
Biology 878
$57,660
$176,040
19 yrs
$119,965
Business - Management and Administration 2433
$63,726
$125,994
18 yrs
$98,319
Chemical Engineering 121
$78,778
$136,923
21 yrs
$106,466
Chemistry 272
$64,469
$173,447
20 yrs
$118,958
Civil Engineering 197
$55,723
$124,523
21 yrs
$88,485
Communications 743
$46,643
$85,797
17 yrs
$69,675
Computer Engineering 180
$68,931
$89,127
16 yrs
$81,553
Computer Science 879
$59,085
$109,180
16 yrs
$90,394
Criminal 276
$51,368
$73,233
16 yrs
$65,034
Cultures/ Civilization 37
$94,421
$87,000
21 yrs
$90,887
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 272
$49,097
$72,850
15 yrs
$64,933
Economics 562
$71,000
$207,623
19 yrs
$142,907
Education 1385
$38,856
$63,390
21 yrs
$50,539
Electrical Engineering 388
$59,643
$131,574
19 yrs
$97,501
Engineering Department 291
$61,318
$153,533
20 yrs
$107,426
English 954
$42,149
$97,187
19 yrs
$71,117
Finance 239
$76,545
$206,989
17 yrs
$153,277
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 244
$65,814
$92,445
16 yrs
$82,458
Genetics 28
$115,004
$87,727
22 yrs
$102,606
Geography and Geosciences 179
$55,528
$124,859
24 yrs
$84,416
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.) 710
$43,995
$113,048
20 yrs
$78,522
Industrial Design 35
$90,210
$89,483
23 yrs
$89,894
Industrial Operations Engineering 83
$67,478
$97,143
22 yrs
$80,962
Interior Design 88
$51,608
$84,603
17 yrs
$71,017
Journalism 217
$51,046
$101,714
20 yrs
$76,380
Kinesiology 67
$70,169
$116,500
24 yrs
$89,473
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 183
$47,530
$70,000
24 yrs
$56,892
Linguistics 40
$90,008
$71,250
22 yrs
$81,482
Math 312
$57,808
$144,646
22 yrs
$97,279
Mechanical Engineering 355
$61,655
$121,884
19 yrs
$93,355
Meteorology 19
$74,726
$105,882
31 yrs
$84,776
Music - Composition/ Theory 75
$63,668
$70,909
20 yrs
$67,289
Music - Performance 226
$42,516
$58,281
17 yrs
$51,790
Music Education 149
$56,014
$82,195
27 yrs
$65,711
Natural Resources 50
$62,339
$87,000
20 yrs
$74,670
Naval Engineering 37
$86,272
$203,428
29 yrs
$126,671
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 35
$76,854
$119,600
19 yrs
$99,352
Nuclear Engineering 23
$114,430
$149,706
32 yrs
$125,454
Nursing 497
$55,403
$79,393
17 yrs
$69,514
Nutrition 33
$77,769
$107,941
19 yrs
$93,649
Other 1743
$62,016
$102,777
17 yrs
$85,993
Perfomance Arts 138
$45,131
$70,253
19 yrs
$58,353
Pharmacy 90
$88,076
$150,328
21 yrs
$117,720
Philosophy 171
$65,213
$117,686
20 yrs
$91,449
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science 54
$55,396
$104,643
15 yrs
$88,227
Physics 165
$73,530
$156,403
21 yrs
$112,994
Political Science 878
$50,645
$138,031
20 yrs
$94,338
PreDent and Dentistry 33
$56,331
$167,083
19 yrs
$114,622
PreLaw and Legal 161
$60,204
$121,539
19 yrs
$92,485
PreMed and Medical 162
$107,309
$290,275
20 yrs
$198,792
Preparatory 20
$122,288
$97,941
28 yrs
$113,593
PreVet and Veterinary 24
$75,541
$83,095
21 yrs
$79,138
Psychology 988
$50,333
$91,082
16 yrs
$75,801
Public Health 60
$84,850
$70,972
15 yrs
$75,598
Public Policy 84
$87,788
$141,102
17 yrs
$119,149
Radiological Sciences 27
$108,110
$92,941
18 yrs
$99,683
Religion/ Religious 516
$42,254
$70,329
19 yrs
$57,030
School of Information 86
$72,481
$85,068
15 yrs
$80,873
Social Work 144
$46,958
$76,524
18 yrs
$63,384
Sociology 279
$46,463
$75,642
21 yrs
$60,358
Telecommunications 45
$66,504
$123,194
22 yrs
$92,272
Undecided 111
$349,603
$392,600
32 yrs
$363,040
Urban Planning 39
$143,604
$139,091
26 yrs
$141,868
Video/ Media 62
$69,377
$74,149
16 yrs
$72,359
Zoology 42
$193,831
$273,286
33 yrs
$217,908

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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