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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 25,915 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
years Ten Year
Avg
Accounting 567
$53,992
$124,139
18 yrs
$92,962
Aerospace Engineering 123
$75,280
$121,029
23 yrs
$95,171
Agriculture/ Horticulture 68
$71,808
$124,375
24 yrs
$93,711
Animal Studies 59
$81,023
$113,088
14 yrs
$103,927
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 539
$47,190
$71,467
15 yrs
$63,374
Astronomy 24
$101,154
$164,500
23 yrs
$128,696
Athletics/ Training 44
$110,128
$202,031
24 yrs
$148,421
Automotive Engineering 81
$44,765
$86,091
18 yrs
$67,724
Biology 874
$57,720
$176,677
19 yrs
$120,329
Business - Management and Administration 2420
$63,639
$126,204
18 yrs
$98,398
Chemical Engineering 121
$78,778
$136,923
21 yrs
$106,466
Chemistry 270
$64,671
$174,534
20 yrs
$119,603
Civil Engineering 197
$55,723
$124,523
21 yrs
$88,485
Communications 738
$46,686
$85,833
17 yrs
$69,714
Computer Engineering 176
$69,399
$89,647
16 yrs
$82,054
Computer Science 871
$59,013
$109,746
16 yrs
$90,721
Criminal 275
$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 270
$49,272
$73,219
15 yrs
$65,237
Economics 556
$71,255
$206,222
19 yrs
$142,290
Education 1382
$38,887
$63,311
21 yrs
$50,517
Electrical Engineering 383
$59,770
$131,728
19 yrs
$97,642
Engineering Department 290
$61,105
$153,533
20 yrs
$107,319
English 949
$42,076
$97,465
19 yrs
$71,228
Finance 239
$76,545
$206,989
17 yrs
$153,277
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 239
$66,287
$87,151
16 yrs
$79,327
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.) 708
$44,039
$113,169
20 yrs
$78,604
Industrial Design 35
$90,210
$89,483
23 yrs
$89,894
Industrial Operations Engineering 82
$67,781
$97,826
22 yrs
$81,438
Interior Design 88
$51,608
$84,603
17 yrs
$71,017
Journalism 216
$51,053
$96,335
20 yrs
$73,694
Kinesiology 66
$71,375
$118,469
25 yrs
$90,213
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 181
$47,289
$70,000
23 yrs
$57,163
Linguistics 40
$90,008
$71,250
22 yrs
$81,482
Math 306
$56,819
$144,402
23 yrs
$94,898
Mechanical Engineering 351
$61,408
$122,018
19 yrs
$93,308
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 33
$79,559
$125,652
20 yrs
$102,606
Nuclear Engineering 23
$114,430
$149,706
32 yrs
$125,454
Nursing 490
$55,693
$79,672
17 yrs
$69,798
Nutrition 33
$77,769
$107,941
19 yrs
$93,649
Other 1730
$62,339
$102,949
17 yrs
$86,227
Perfomance Arts 138
$45,131
$70,253
19 yrs
$58,353
Pharmacy 85
$89,327
$150,328
19 yrs
$121,433
Philosophy 170
$65,691
$110,333
20 yrs
$88,012
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science 53
$55,396
$104,643
15 yrs
$88,227
Physics 165
$73,530
$156,403
21 yrs
$112,994
Political Science 875
$50,547
$136,786
20 yrs
$93,667
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 160
$108,105
$290,093
19 yrs
$203,888
Preparatory 20
$122,288
$97,941
28 yrs
$113,593
PreVet and Veterinary 24
$75,541
$83,095
21 yrs
$79,138
Psychology 983
$50,194
$90,979
16 yrs
$75,685
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 275
$46,377
$76,155
21 yrs
$60,557
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

_ Zoology All 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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