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This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 22,229 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 526
$54,764
$126,013
17 yrs
$96,675
Aerospace Engineering 103
$57,053
$119,815
20 yrs
$88,434
Agriculture/Horticulture 49
$39,185
$112,297
21 yrs
$74,001
Animal Studies 49
$72,194
$103,965
12 yrs
$98,670
Anthropology 129
$45,495
$109,535
15 yrs
$88,188
Archaeology 10
$208,748
$75,000
21 yrs
$145,059
Architecture 141
$62,545
$142,196
16 yrs
$112,327
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 823
$57,952
$180,915
17 yrs
$130,283
Business - Management and Administration 2281
$64,543
$128,083
16 yrs
$104,255
Chemical Engineering 105
$72,892
$140,329
18 yrs
$110,357
Chemistry 248
$60,063
$166,952
17 yrs
$122,939
Civil Engineering 185
$54,696
$121,743
18 yrs
$91,945
Communications 698
$47,363
$85,821
15 yrs
$73,002
Computer Engineering 164
$58,018
$86,746
14 yrs
$78,538
Computer Science 795
$58,213
$109,370
14 yrs
$94,754
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 523
$70,808
$209,308
17 yrs
$152,278
Education 1305
$38,403
$62,503
19 yrs
$51,088
Electrical Engineering 361
$60,417
$131,794
17 yrs
$102,403
Engineering Department 260
$61,793
$165,301
18 yrs
$119,298
English 905
$41,377
$99,090
17 yrs
$75,326
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.) 658
$45,383
$111,461
18 yrs
$82,093
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 195
$48,058
$97,858
18 yrs
$75,725
Kinesiology 42
$60,830
$139,630
14 yrs
$117,116
Language - French/Spanish/etc. 166
$49,981
$70,188
21 yrs
$59,603
Linguistics 24
$49,682
$60,000
15 yrs
$56,561
Math 284
$52,563
$138,442
20 yrs
$95,503
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 207
$38,826
$57,014
15 yrs
$50,951
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 448
$56,127
$81,102
16 yrs
$71,737
Nutrition 20
$73,484
$60,000
12 yrs
$62,247
Other 1600
$63,648
$104,709
16 yrs
$89,311
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 43
$54,259
$130,526
14 yrs
$108,736
Physics 140
$74,204
$152,554
19 yrs
$115,441
Political Science 832
$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 137
$104,246
$310,055
18 yrs
$218,585
Preparatory 6
$67,611
$58,333
19 yrs
$62,728
PreVet and Veterinary 14
$49,897
$56,667
14 yrs
$54,732
Psychology 918
$48,433
$88,840
15 yrs
$75,371
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 478
$41,205
$71,088
18 yrs
$57,807
School of Information 71
$64,333
$78,621
11 yrs
$77,322
Social Work 120
$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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