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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

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This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 22,695 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 SalaryCurrent SalaryyearsTen Year Avg
Accounting 529
$52,093
$123,426
18 yrs
$91,722
Aerospace Engineering 105
$58,356
$120,183
20 yrs
$89,269
Agriculture/Horticulture 51
$39,869
$110,385
21 yrs
$73,448
Animal Studies 49
$72,194
$103,965
13 yrs
$96,634
Anthropology 131
$45,124
$109,425
16 yrs
$85,312
Archaeology 10
$208,748
$75,000
22 yrs
$147,954
Architecture 144
$62,059
$141,144
16 yrs
$111,487
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 30
$57,232
$80,600
13 yrs
$75,207
Art & Design Department 494
$46,875
$73,269
14 yrs
$65,728
Astronomy 16
$77,654
$195,000
18 yrs
$142,846
Athletics/Training 33
$108,414
$239,286
17 yrs
$185,397
Automotive Engineering 69
$32,645
$77,111
15 yrs
$62,289
Biology 839
$57,697
$179,597
18 yrs
$125,419
Business - Management and Administration 2317
$64,241
$127,282
17 yrs
$101,324
Chemical Engineering 106
$72,892
$140,329
19 yrs
$108,385
Chemistry 251
$59,990
$166,862
18 yrs
$119,363
Civil Engineering 185
$54,696
$121,743
19 yrs
$89,984
Communications 704
$47,380
$85,695
16 yrs
$71,327
Computer Engineering 164
$58,018
$86,746
15 yrs
$77,170
Computer Science 806
$58,247
$109,353
15 yrs
$92,318
Criminal 261
$52,185
$72,568
15 yrs
$65,774
Cultures/Civilization 26
$52,081
$99,286
19 yrs
$76,926
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc 248
$48,126
$75,860
14 yrs
$67,936
Economics 527
$70,652
$208,806
18 yrs
$147,404
Education 1329
$38,189
$62,559
20 yrs
$50,374
Electrical Engineering 363
$60,435
$131,927
18 yrs
$100,153
Engineering Department 262
$61,872
$164,850
19 yrs
$116,071
English 913
$41,259
$98,551
18 yrs
$73,088
Finance 228
$73,093
$216,795
15 yrs
$168,895
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc 216
$62,010
$88,969
15 yrs
$79,983
Genetics 12
$70,255
$65,833
18 yrs
$67,799
Geography and Geosciences 159
$52,626
$125,640
22 yrs
$85,814
History/Histories (art history/etc.) 666
$45,441
$111,473
19 yrs
$80,195
Industrial Design 19
$51,029
$138,214
19 yrs
$96,916
Industrial Operations Engineering 71
$56,934
$99,407
18 yrs
$80,530
Interior Design 72
$44,566
$82,959
17 yrs
$67,150
Journalism 198
$48,289
$98,220
19 yrs
$74,568
Kinesiology 42
$60,830
$139,630
15 yrs
$113,363
Language - French/Spanish/etc. 169
$49,360
$69,852
22 yrs
$58,675
Linguistics 24
$49,682
$60,000
16 yrs
$56,131
Math 288
$53,215
$143,876
21 yrs
$96,387
Mechanical Engineering 328
$59,240
$120,924
17 yrs
$95,524
Meteorology 10
$46,907
$93,750
23 yrs
$67,273
Music - Composition/Theory 60
$34,096
$62,188
18 yrs
$49,702
Music - Performance 208
$38,917
$56,966
16 yrs
$50,197
Music Education 129
$36,776
$72,452
25 yrs
$51,046
Natural Resources 34
$32,634
$76,250
15 yrs
$61,711
Naval Engineering 20
$177,260
$276,389
27 yrs
$213,974
Neuroscience/Cognitive Science 17
$75,003
$140,625
9 yrs
$147,916
Nuclear Engineering 11
$134,081
$160,000
23 yrs
$145,350
Nursing 456
$56,451
$81,086
17 yrs
$70,942
Nutrition 21
$80,955
$53,750
14 yrs
$61,523
Other 1632
$63,203
$103,728
17 yrs
$87,041
Perfomance Arts 122
$35,982
$62,108
17 yrs
$51,350
Pharmacy 74
$82,157
$159,615
16 yrs
$130,569
Philosophy 152
$52,828
$115,096
18 yrs
$87,421
Physical Therapy/Exercise Science 44
$54,044
$126,500
14 yrs
$105,798
Physics 141
$74,204
$161,667
20 yrs
$117,935
Political Science 838
$49,984
$138,137
19 yrs
$96,380
PreDent and Dentistry 17
$69,501
$310,000
22 yrs
$178,819
PreLaw and Legal 147
$54,729
$124,815
17 yrs
$95,956
PreMed and Medical 143
$102,994
$306,685
18 yrs
$216,156
Preparatory 6
$67,611
$58,333
20 yrs
$62,972
PreVet and Veterinary 14
$49,897
$56,667
15 yrs
$54,410
Psychology 928
$48,658
$88,869
16 yrs
$73,790
Public Health 52
$76,067
$67,069
11 yrs
$67,887
Public Policy 70
$85,967
$145,521
16 yrs
$123,188
Radiological Sciences 15
$53,669
$79,167
14 yrs
$71,882
Religion/Religious 481
$41,133
$71,041
19 yrs
$56,874
School of Information 72
$64,553
$78,559
12 yrs
$76,225
Social Work 123
$42,580
$74,000
17 yrs
$61,062
Sociology 265
$45,511
$79,194
20 yrs
$62,352
Telecommunications 39
$42,057
$129,167
19 yrs
$87,904
Undecided 103
$392,559
$432,029
33 yrs
$404,520
Urban Planning 29
$161,674
$164,130
24 yrs
$162,698
Video/Media 50
$57,758
$55,541
14 yrs
$56,174
Zoology 32
$247,213
$308,269
33 yrs
$265,715
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