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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 25,844 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 566
$54,004
$124,197
18 yrs
$93,000
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 140
$53,525
$106,927
18 yrs
$83,193
Archaeology 16
$92,055
$94,667
25 yrs
$93,100
Architecture 156
$65,321
$138,871
18 yrs
$106,182
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
$91,606
$78,750
23 yrs
$86,017
Art & Design Department 538
$47,272
$71,522
15 yrs
$63,438
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 871
$57,641
$177,170
19 yrs
$120,551
Business - Management and Administration 2410
$63,681
$126,384
18 yrs
$98,516
Chemical Engineering 121
$78,778
$136,923
21 yrs
$106,466
Chemistry 269
$64,671
$174,534
20 yrs
$119,603
Civil Engineering 196
$56,103
$125,266
21 yrs
$89,038
Communications 738
$46,686
$85,833
17 yrs
$69,714
Computer Engineering 176
$69,399
$89,647
16 yrs
$82,054
Computer Science 865
$59,338
$110,325
16 yrs
$91,205
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 554
$71,255
$206,222
19 yrs
$142,290
Education 1380
$38,887
$63,336
21 yrs
$50,529
Electrical Engineering 382
$59,595
$131,146
19 yrs
$97,253
Engineering Department 289
$61,105
$153,533
20 yrs
$107,319
English 946
$42,162
$97,649
19 yrs
$71,366
Finance 239
$76,545
$206,989
17 yrs
$153,277
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 238
$66,593
$87,219
16 yrs
$79,484
Genetics 28
$115,004
$87,727
22 yrs
$102,606
Geography and Geosciences 177
$55,528
$124,859
24 yrs
$84,416
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.) 708
$44,039
$113,169
20 yrs
$78,604
Industrial Design 34
$90,780
$85,536
23 yrs
$88,500
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 63
$71,898
$119,375
26 yrs
$90,158
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 347
$61,452
$121,176
19 yrs
$92,886
Meteorology 19
$74,726
$105,882
31 yrs
$84,776
Music - Composition/ Theory 74
$63,668
$70,814
20 yrs
$67,241
Music - Performance 224
$43,021
$57,753
17 yrs
$51,687
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 488
$55,480
$79,627
18 yrs
$68,895
Nutrition 33
$77,769
$107,941
19 yrs
$93,649
Other 1722
$62,533
$103,181
17 yrs
$86,443
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 52
$55,601
$106,667
15 yrs
$89,645
Physics 163
$74,052
$156,903
21 yrs
$113,505
Political Science 873
$50,547
$137,170
20 yrs
$93,859
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 157
$97,042
$283,396
20 yrs
$190,219
Preparatory 20
$122,288
$97,941
28 yrs
$113,593
PreVet and Veterinary 24
$75,541
$83,095
21 yrs
$79,138
Psychology 977
$50,421
$91,400
16 yrs
$76,033
Public Health 60
$84,850
$70,972
15 yrs
$75,598
Public Policy 84
$87,788
$141,102
17 yrs
$119,149
Radiological Sciences 26
$114,295
$97,500
18 yrs
$104,964
Religion/ Religious 515
$42,229
$70,381
19 yrs
$57,046
School of Information 85
$72,868
$85,972
15 yrs
$81,604
Social Work 144
$46,958
$76,524
18 yrs
$63,384
Sociology 275
$46,377
$76,155
21 yrs
$60,557
Telecommunications 44
$67,080
$121,000
22 yrs
$91,589
Undecided 111
$349,603
$392,600
32 yrs
$363,040
Urban Planning 39
$143,604
$139,091
26 yrs
$141,868
Video/ Media 61
$69,377
$74,149
16 yrs
$72,359
Zoology 41
$200,119
$273,286
34 yrs
$221,639

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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