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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 25,624 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 559
$54,012
$124,988
17 yrs
$95,763
Aerospace Engineering 120
$76,066
$123,571
22 yrs
$97,659
Agriculture/ Horticulture 65
$53,686
$112,170
24 yrs
$78,054
Animal Studies 55
$81,023
$113,088
14 yrs
$103,927
Anthropology 140
$53,525
$106,927
17 yrs
$84,938
Archaeology 16
$92,055
$94,667
24 yrs
$93,143
Architecture 155
$65,901
$139,991
17 yrs
$109,483
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
$91,606
$78,750
22 yrs
$85,763
Art & Design Department 525
$47,860
$71,982
14 yrs
$65,090
Astronomy 24
$101,154
$164,500
22 yrs
$129,948
Athletics/ Training 44
$110,128
$202,031
23 yrs
$150,086
Automotive Engineering 79
$44,141
$86,296
17 yrs
$68,938
Biology 858
$55,594
$176,731
18 yrs
$122,892
Business - Management and Administration 2364
$64,102
$126,407
17 yrs
$100,752
Chemical Engineering 121
$78,778
$136,923
20 yrs
$107,850
Chemistry 263
$63,055
$162,085
19 yrs
$115,176
Civil Engineering 194
$56,535
$126,520
20 yrs
$91,527
Communications 728
$47,097
$86,084
16 yrs
$71,464
Computer Engineering 175
$69,399
$89,647
16 yrs
$82,054
Computer Science 848
$59,802
$110,752
15 yrs
$93,768
Criminal 273
$51,615
$73,333
15 yrs
$66,094
Cultures/ Civilization 37
$94,421
$87,000
20 yrs
$90,711
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 258
$51,156
$75,949
14 yrs
$68,865
Economics 544
$71,718
$207,757
18 yrs
$147,296
Education 1367
$38,873
$63,268
20 yrs
$51,071
Electrical Engineering 378
$59,848
$131,676
18 yrs
$99,753
Engineering Department 277
$62,458
$155,651
19 yrs
$111,507
English 935
$42,401
$98,061
18 yrs
$73,323
Finance 237
$76,714
$207,289
16 yrs
$158,324
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 235
$67,578
$88,429
15 yrs
$81,479
Genetics 28
$115,004
$87,727
21 yrs
$102,015
Geography and Geosciences 172
$55,550
$124,855
23 yrs
$85,683
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.) 686
$44,252
$111,589
19 yrs
$79,693
Industrial Design 34
$90,780
$85,536
22 yrs
$88,396
Industrial Operations Engineering 79
$70,169
$98,358
21 yrs
$83,593
Interior Design 82
$52,350
$85,000
17 yrs
$71,556
Journalism 209
$51,404
$97,224
19 yrs
$75,519
Kinesiology 63
$71,898
$119,375
25 yrs
$90,889
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 180
$47,289
$70,000
22 yrs
$57,612
Linguistics 40
$90,008
$71,250
21 yrs
$81,076
Math 302
$56,481
$144,353
22 yrs
$96,423
Mechanical Engineering 340
$61,482
$118,931
18 yrs
$93,398
Meteorology 19
$74,726
$105,882
30 yrs
$85,111
Music - Composition/ Theory 72
$63,668
$70,814
20 yrs
$67,241
Music - Performance 221
$43,222
$57,788
16 yrs
$52,326
Music Education 149
$56,014
$82,195
26 yrs
$66,084
Natural Resources 48
$61,561
$85,658
19 yrs
$74,244
Naval Engineering 37
$86,272
$203,428
28 yrs
$128,114
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 33
$79,559
$125,652
19 yrs
$103,819
Nuclear Engineering 23
$114,430
$149,706
31 yrs
$125,810
Nursing 467
$56,338
$80,464
17 yrs
$70,530
Nutrition 33
$77,769
$107,941
18 yrs
$94,531
Other 1688
$63,043
$104,178
16 yrs
$88,752
Perfomance Arts 138
$45,131
$70,253
18 yrs
$59,087
Pharmacy 84
$90,080
$152,000
18 yrs
$124,480
Philosophy 168
$65,853
$110,840
19 yrs
$89,531
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science 51
$54,854
$107,885
15 yrs
$90,208
Physics 159
$74,586
$158,964
20 yrs
$116,775
Political Science 859
$50,962
$137,511
19 yrs
$96,514
PreDent and Dentistry 26
$73,279
$219,444
23 yrs
$136,829
PreLaw and Legal 158
$61,141
$123,257
19 yrs
$93,834
PreMed and Medical 154
$100,320
$291,359
19 yrs
$200,867
Preparatory 20
$122,288
$97,941
27 yrs
$113,271
PreVet and Veterinary 22
$82,625
$86,750
22 yrs
$84,500
Psychology 955
$48,855
$89,166
16 yrs
$74,049
Public Health 59
$84,850
$70,972
14 yrs
$74,937
Public Policy 80
$89,525
$141,102
17 yrs
$119,864
Radiological Sciences 24
$121,173
$102,667
18 yrs
$110,892
Religion/ Religious 508
$42,104
$70,578
19 yrs
$57,091
School of Information 83
$72,794
$84,500
14 yrs
$81,155
Social Work 136
$47,414
$79,031
17 yrs
$66,012
Sociology 272
$46,573
$76,579
20 yrs
$61,576
Telecommunications 44
$67,080
$121,000
21 yrs
$92,756
Undecided 109
$354,658
$397,229
32 yrs
$367,962
Urban Planning 39
$143,604
$139,091
25 yrs
$141,799
Video/ Media 61
$69,377
$74,149
15 yrs
$72,558
Zoology 41
$200,119
$273,286
33 yrs
$222,291

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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