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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 26,472 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
Undecided 112
$349,603
$392,600
33 yrs
$362,632
Zoology 42
$193,831
$273,286
34 yrs
$217,200
PreMed and Medical 166
$106,882
$287,857
21 yrs
$193,061
Finance 241
$76,194
$206,172
18 yrs
$148,404
Athletics/ Training 44
$110,128
$202,031
25 yrs
$146,889
Urban Planning 39
$143,604
$139,091
27 yrs
$141,933
Economics 566
$70,885
$207,167
20 yrs
$139,026
Astronomy 26
$101,154
$164,500
22 yrs
$129,948
Nuclear Engineering 24
$111,788
$149,722
32 yrs
$123,642
Chemistry 274
$66,142
$173,447
20 yrs
$119,794
Naval Engineering 39
$81,578
$196,486
32 yrs
$117,487
Biology 892
$57,219
$177,546
20 yrs
$117,382
Pharmacy 94
$86,779
$150,308
22 yrs
$115,656
Public Policy 89
$81,265
$136,803
17 yrs
$113,935
Preparatory 20
$122,288
$97,941
29 yrs
$113,893
PreDent and Dentistry 34
$56,331
$167,083
20 yrs
$111,707
Physics 168
$73,268
$157,652
22 yrs
$111,625
Engineering Department 298
$60,238
$154,177
21 yrs
$104,971
Chemical Engineering 122
$77,971
$135,652
22 yrs
$104,189
Architecture 159
$65,056
$137,891
19 yrs
$103,390
Genetics 28
$115,004
$87,727
23 yrs
$103,145
Radiological Sciences 27
$108,110
$92,941
19 yrs
$100,126
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 35
$76,854
$119,600
20 yrs
$98,227
Agriculture/ Horticulture 69
$70,437
$139,737
25 yrs
$98,157
Business - Management and Administration 2456
$63,420
$127,121
19 yrs
$96,947
Animal Studies 63
$81,023
$103,289
14 yrs
$96,928
Math 314
$57,721
$144,277
23 yrs
$95,354
Electrical Engineering 393
$59,757
$130,812
20 yrs
$95,285
Aerospace Engineering 126
$74,623
$120,049
23 yrs
$94,373
Mechanical Engineering 362
$61,905
$123,151
19 yrs
$94,140
Archaeology 16
$92,055
$94,667
26 yrs
$93,059
Political Science 886
$50,764
$137,875
21 yrs
$92,245
Accounting 587
$55,199
$123,573
19 yrs
$91,185
Telecommunications 46
$66,504
$123,194
23 yrs
$91,152
Cultures/ Civilization 37
$94,421
$87,000
22 yrs
$91,048
PreLaw and Legal 161
$60,204
$121,539
20 yrs
$90,871
Nutrition 34
$75,124
$104,722
20 yrs
$89,923
Industrial Design 35
$90,210
$89,483
24 yrs
$89,907
Kinesiology 68
$70,169
$116,500
25 yrs
$88,701
Computer Science 893
$58,924
$109,070
17 yrs
$88,422
Philosophy 185
$63,698
$115,233
21 yrs
$88,238
Civil Engineering 199
$55,628
$125,166
22 yrs
$87,236
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
$91,606
$78,750
24 yrs
$86,249
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science 54
$55,396
$104,643
16 yrs
$86,175
Meteorology 19
$74,726
$105,882
32 yrs
$84,462
Other 1801
$60,990
$102,616
18 yrs
$84,116
Geography and Geosciences 182
$54,586
$125,034
25 yrs
$82,765
Linguistics 40
$90,008
$71,250
23 yrs
$81,852
Computer Engineering 182
$68,931
$89,127
17 yrs
$80,811
Anthropology 143
$52,843
$105,707
19 yrs
$80,666
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 247
$65,043
$91,514
17 yrs
$80,614
School of Information 88
$71,479
$85,946
16 yrs
$80,521
Industrial Operations Engineering 83
$67,478
$97,143
23 yrs
$80,376
PreVet and Veterinary 24
$75,541
$83,095
22 yrs
$78,975
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.) 717
$44,037
$113,798
21 yrs
$77,256
Journalism 217
$51,046
$101,714
21 yrs
$75,173
Public Health 64
$80,858
$71,375
15 yrs
$74,536
Psychology 1004
$50,356
$90,946
17 yrs
$74,232
Natural Resources 50
$62,339
$87,000
21 yrs
$74,082
Video/ Media 62
$69,377
$74,149
17 yrs
$72,184
English 971
$42,436
$97,488
20 yrs
$69,962
Interior Design 88
$51,608
$84,603
18 yrs
$69,939
Nursing 522
$55,332
$79,046
18 yrs
$68,506
Communications 755
$46,827
$85,435
18 yrs
$68,276
Automotive Engineering 82
$45,385
$86,339
19 yrs
$66,940
Music - Composition/ Theory 76
$63,324
$70,444
21 yrs
$66,715
Music Education 151
$55,452
$81,360
27 yrs
$65,047
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 279
$48,942
$72,524
15 yrs
$64,663
Criminal 277
$51,129
$73,348
17 yrs
$64,199
Social Work 144
$46,958
$76,524
19 yrs
$62,519
Art & Design Department 543
$47,224
$71,430
16 yrs
$62,353
Sociology 282
$46,257
$75,681
22 yrs
$59,632
Perfomance Arts 144
$43,443
$70,524
19 yrs
$57,696
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 183
$47,530
$70,000
25 yrs
$56,518
Religion/ Religious 520
$42,042
$70,189
20 yrs
$56,115
Music - Performance 230
$41,526
$57,454
18 yrs
$50,375
Education 1400
$38,696
$63,166
22 yrs
$49,819

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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