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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 26,993 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
34 yrs
$362,249
Zoology 45
$176,162
$274,028
34 yrs
$204,946
PreMed and Medical 166
$106,882
$287,857
22 yrs
$189,143
Finance 242
$76,018
$205,622
19 yrs
$144,230
Athletics/ Training 47
$106,635
$193,286
24 yrs
$142,739
Urban Planning 39
$143,604
$139,091
28 yrs
$141,992
Economics 567
$70,885
$206,752
21 yrs
$135,583
Astronomy 26
$101,154
$164,500
23 yrs
$128,696
Nuclear Engineering 24
$111,788
$149,722
33 yrs
$123,283
Biology 902
$57,455
$176,311
20 yrs
$116,883
Chemistry 276
$65,734
$172,657
21 yrs
$116,650
Naval Engineering 39
$81,578
$196,486
33 yrs
$116,398
Pharmacy 95
$86,158
$148,788
22 yrs
$114,626
Preparatory 20
$122,288
$97,941
30 yrs
$114,173
Public Policy 90
$80,606
$136,803
18 yrs
$111,827
Physics 170
$73,268
$157,652
23 yrs
$109,957
PreDent and Dentistry 34
$56,331
$167,083
21 yrs
$109,070
Genetics 28
$115,004
$87,727
24 yrs
$103,639
Agriculture/ Horticulture 72
$73,300
$154,569
27 yrs
$103,400
Chemical Engineering 123
$78,282
$135,269
23 yrs
$103,059
Architecture 159
$65,056
$137,891
20 yrs
$101,473
Radiological Sciences 28
$105,954
$96,111
19 yrs
$100,774
Business - Management and Administration 2480
$63,284
$128,294
19 yrs
$97,500
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 35
$76,854
$119,600
21 yrs
$97,209
Animal Studies 64
$79,959
$101,923
15 yrs
$94,602
Math 314
$57,721
$144,277
24 yrs
$93,786
Electrical Engineering 396
$59,715
$131,044
21 yrs
$93,681
Aerospace Engineering 126
$74,623
$120,049
24 yrs
$93,550
Archaeology 16
$92,055
$94,667
27 yrs
$93,022
Mechanical Engineering 363
$61,905
$123,151
20 yrs
$92,528
Cultures/ Civilization 37
$94,421
$87,000
23 yrs
$91,195
Political Science 892
$51,074
$137,687
22 yrs
$90,443
Telecommunications 46
$66,504
$123,194
24 yrs
$90,125
Industrial Design 35
$90,210
$89,483
25 yrs
$89,919
Accounting 595
$55,136
$124,276
20 yrs
$89,706
Nutrition 34
$75,124
$104,722
21 yrs
$89,218
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 250
$65,043
$106,011
17 yrs
$89,142
Civil Engineering 205
$56,177
$130,253
23 yrs
$88,384
PreLaw and Legal 166
$58,934
$120,645
21 yrs
$88,320
Kinesiology 69
$70,285
$115,686
26 yrs
$87,747
Computer Science 903
$58,970
$110,190
18 yrs
$87,426
Philosophy 188
$63,258
$114,809
22 yrs
$86,690
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
$91,606
$78,750
25 yrs
$86,464
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science 54
$55,396
$104,643
17 yrs
$84,365
Meteorology 19
$74,726
$105,882
33 yrs
$84,167
Other 1827
$60,683
$102,113
19 yrs
$82,488
Linguistics 40
$90,008
$71,250
24 yrs
$82,192
Geography and Geosciences 183
$54,546
$124,521
26 yrs
$81,459
Industrial Operations Engineering 84
$67,168
$98,592
24 yrs
$80,261
Computer Engineering 182
$68,931
$89,127
18 yrs
$80,151
School of Information 88
$71,479
$85,946
17 yrs
$79,989
Anthropology 146
$52,843
$105,707
20 yrs
$79,275
PreVet and Veterinary 24
$75,541
$83,095
23 yrs
$78,825
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.) 736
$44,341
$114,355
22 yrs
$76,165
Public Health 65
$79,959
$71,463
16 yrs
$74,649
Journalism 217
$51,046
$101,714
22 yrs
$74,077
Natural Resources 50
$62,339
$87,000
22 yrs
$73,549
Psychology 1020
$49,498
$90,681
18 yrs
$72,378
Video/ Media 62
$69,377
$74,149
18 yrs
$72,028
Engineering Department 555
$31,691
$81,317
13 yrs
$69,865
Interior Design 88
$51,608
$84,603
19 yrs
$68,974
English 984
$42,475
$97,230
21 yrs
$68,548
Nursing 535
$55,372
$79,037
18 yrs
$68,519
Communications 762
$46,564
$85,153
19 yrs
$66,874
Music - Composition/ Theory 76
$63,324
$70,444
22 yrs
$66,561
Automotive Engineering 82
$45,385
$86,339
20 yrs
$65,862
Music Education 151
$55,452
$81,360
28 yrs
$64,705
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 288
$48,356
$72,953
16 yrs
$63,729
Criminal 280
$50,939
$73,120
18 yrs
$63,262
Social Work 145
$46,647
$76,274
20 yrs
$61,461
Art & Design Department 547
$47,115
$71,146
17 yrs
$61,251
Sociology 284
$46,611
$76,392
22 yrs
$60,148
Perfomance Arts 149
$42,382
$70,045
20 yrs
$56,214
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 183
$47,530
$70,000
26 yrs
$56,172
Religion/ Religious 522
$41,966
$70,063
21 yrs
$55,346
Music - Performance 231
$41,280
$57,226
19 yrs
$49,673
Education 1412
$38,560
$63,146
23 yrs
$49,249

Zoology Major unemployment rate

_ZoologyAll Majors
Unemployed%8%8
Minimum Wage%11%4
All Others%67%87
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%61
Not Going Well%39
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%47
Got out%53
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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