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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 23,011 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 531
$52,028
$125,664
18 yrs
$92,937
Aerospace Engineering 108
$62,352
$117,151
21 yrs
$88,447
Agriculture/ Horticulture 54
$41,056
$110,238
22 yrs
$72,502
Animal Studies 51
$81,367
$118,226
14 yrs
$107,695
Anthropology 136
$49,242
$109,511
17 yrs
$84,694
Archaeology 11
$69,527
$110,000
23 yrs
$87,124
Architecture 146
$62,637
$140,368
17 yrs
$108,361
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 32
$57,499
$80,926
15 yrs
$73,117
Art & Design Department 503
$45,655
$72,336
14 yrs
$64,713
Astronomy 15
$83,942
$195,000
14 yrs
$163,269
Athletics/ Training 36
$109,065
$225,417
18 yrs
$173,705
Automotive Engineering 70
$32,097
$76,522
15 yrs
$61,713
Biology 846
$55,522
$178,628
18 yrs
$123,914
Business - Management and Administration 2331
$63,983
$127,042
17 yrs
$101,077
Chemical Engineering 110
$76,133
$138,000
19 yrs
$108,694
Chemistry 255
$61,546
$164,219
18 yrs
$118,586
Civil Engineering 188
$54,477
$123,000
20 yrs
$88,739
Communications 711
$45,398
$85,795
16 yrs
$70,646
Computer Engineering 167
$59,446
$89,064
15 yrs
$79,191
Computer Science 825
$58,862
$109,918
15 yrs
$92,900
Criminal 260
$47,898
$70,206
15 yrs
$62,770
Cultures/ Civilization 27
$49,414
$93,333
18 yrs
$73,814
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 254
$50,185
$75,576
14 yrs
$68,321
Economics 532
$70,766
$207,770
18 yrs
$146,879
Education 1346
$37,098
$62,547
20 yrs
$49,822
Electrical Engineering 366
$59,729
$132,033
18 yrs
$99,898
Engineering Department 267
$61,717
$159,854
19 yrs
$113,368
English 924
$41,524
$98,334
18 yrs
$73,085
Finance 229
$73,001
$211,071
15 yrs
$165,048
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 223
$62,666
$89,724
15 yrs
$80,705
Genetics 14
$123,411
$64,375
17 yrs
$88,684
Geography and Geosciences 162
$50,052
$125,312
23 yrs
$82,774
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.) 672
$42,776
$110,848
19 yrs
$78,604
Industrial Design 22
$61,808
$75,625
20 yrs
$68,716
Industrial Operations Engineering 70
$55,076
$95,948
17 yrs
$79,118
Interior Design 74
$42,691
$83,900
16 yrs
$68,446
Journalism 203
$48,667
$97,761
19 yrs
$74,506
Kinesiology 47
$69,471
$130,454
20 yrs
$99,963
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 175
$43,487
$69,137
22 yrs
$55,146
Linguistics 25
$62,949
$52,308
16 yrs
$56,298
Math 294
$55,342
$146,696
21 yrs
$98,844
Mechanical Engineering 329
$59,316
$121,034
17 yrs
$95,621
Meteorology 11
$43,174
$91,667
26 yrs
$61,825
Music - Composition/ Theory 61
$39,902
$66,667
19 yrs
$53,989
Music - Performance 211
$41,299
$56,520
16 yrs
$50,812
Music Education 135
$42,988
$74,636
25 yrs
$55,647
Natural Resources 36
$34,924
$74,038
15 yrs
$61,000
Naval Engineering 21
$69,203
$259,474
26 yrs
$142,384
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 22
$79,615
$136,538
12 yrs
$127,051
Nuclear Engineering 13
$88,358
$185,714
26 yrs
$125,803
Nursing 458
$56,196
$80,593
17 yrs
$70,547
Nutrition 25
$75,522
$94,167
19 yrs
$85,335
Other 1658
$63,152
$104,427
17 yrs
$87,431
Perfomance Arts 127
$38,888
$64,659
17 yrs
$54,048
Pharmacy 77
$80,561
$154,074
16 yrs
$126,507
Philosophy 157
$59,477
$112,890
19 yrs
$87,589
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science 46
$56,002
$121,429
14 yrs
$102,735
Physics 146
$73,413
$158,265
20 yrs
$115,839
Political Science 848
$49,930
$137,281
19 yrs
$95,904
PreDent and Dentistry 17
$67,986
$308,889
19 yrs
$194,777
PreLaw and Legal 151
$58,820
$121,516
18 yrs
$93,651
PreMed and Medical 144
$102,274
$300,484
18 yrs
$212,391
Preparatory 10
$105,863
$47,143
19 yrs
$74,958
PreVet and Veterinary 14
$43,133
$75,417
16 yrs
$63,310
Psychology 938
$48,722
$89,435
16 yrs
$74,168
Public Health 55
$75,782
$69,375
13 yrs
$70,854
Public Policy 76
$90,079
$140,273
17 yrs
$119,605
Radiological Sciences 16
$100,567
$63,571
16 yrs
$77,445
Religion/ Religious 492
$41,574
$71,037
19 yrs
$57,081
School of Information 72
$67,253
$79,407
12 yrs
$77,381
Social Work 127
$45,952
$73,596
17 yrs
$62,213
Sociology 266
$46,011
$77,844
20 yrs
$61,928
Telecommunications 40
$48,453
$121,290
20 yrs
$84,872
Undecided 105
$372,273
$413,785
33 yrs
$384,852
Urban Planning 32
$158,562
$148,269
23 yrs
$154,087
Video/ Media 52
$60,908
$58,289
13 yrs
$58,894
Zoology 33
$230,262
$311,852
34 yrs
$254,259
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