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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 27,227 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 616
$67,245
$125,593
20 yrs
$96,419
Aerospace Engineering 126
$74,623
$120,049
25 yrs
$92,793
Agriculture/ Horticulture 74
$70,961
$149,750
28 yrs
$99,100
Animal Studies 64
$79,959
$101,923
16 yrs
$93,686
Anthropology 147
$52,843
$105,707
20 yrs
$79,275
Archaeology 16
$92,055
$94,667
28 yrs
$92,988
Architecture 159
$65,056
$137,891
21 yrs
$99,739
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
$91,606
$78,750
26 yrs
$86,662
Art & Design Department 547
$47,115
$71,146
18 yrs
$60,466
Astronomy 26
$101,154
$164,500
24 yrs
$127,548
Athletics/ Training 47
$106,635
$193,286
25 yrs
$141,295
Automotive Engineering 84
$44,942
$86,140
21 yrs
$64,561
Biology 907
$57,438
$176,148
21 yrs
$113,967
Business - Management and Administration 2542
$63,224
$130,371
21 yrs
$95,199
Chemical Engineering 126
$77,765
$134,263
23 yrs
$102,330
Chemistry 276
$65,734
$172,657
22 yrs
$114,336
Civil Engineering 214
$58,894
$128,485
23 yrs
$89,151
Communications 765
$46,504
$85,047
20 yrs
$65,776
Computer Engineering 182
$68,931
$89,127
19 yrs
$79,561
Computer Science 910
$58,697
$110,175
19 yrs
$85,791
Criminal 287
$51,619
$73,797
19 yrs
$63,292
Cultures/ Civilization 37
$94,421
$87,000
24 yrs
$91,329
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 289
$48,519
$72,963
17 yrs
$62,898
Economics 569
$70,625
$206,405
22 yrs
$132,343
Education 1430
$38,701
$63,191
24 yrs
$48,905
Electrical Engineering 398
$59,627
$130,920
22 yrs
$92,033
Engineering Department 567
$57,470
$102,401
14 yrs
$89,563
English 987
$42,383
$97,118
22 yrs
$67,262
Finance 242
$76,018
$205,622
20 yrs
$140,820
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 250
$65,043
$106,011
18 yrs
$87,803
Genetics 28
$115,004
$87,727
25 yrs
$104,094
Geography and Geosciences 183
$54,546
$124,521
27 yrs
$80,462
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.) 739
$44,279
$114,237
23 yrs
$74,696
Industrial Design 35
$90,210
$89,483
26 yrs
$89,931
Industrial Operations Engineering 84
$67,168
$98,592
25 yrs
$79,738
Interior Design 88
$51,608
$84,603
20 yrs
$68,105
Journalism 217
$51,046
$101,714
23 yrs
$73,075
Kinesiology 70
$69,793
$114,904
26 yrs
$87,143
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 183
$47,530
$70,000
27 yrs
$55,852
Linguistics 40
$90,008
$71,250
25 yrs
$82,505
Math 315
$57,677
$144,300
25 yrs
$92,326
Mechanical Engineering 363
$61,905
$123,151
21 yrs
$91,070
Meteorology 19
$74,726
$105,882
34 yrs
$83,889
Music - Composition/ Theory 77
$61,926
$69,348
23 yrs
$65,153
Music - Performance 231
$41,280
$57,226
20 yrs
$49,253
Music Education 151
$55,452
$81,360
29 yrs
$64,386
Natural Resources 50
$62,339
$87,000
23 yrs
$73,061
Naval Engineering 39
$81,578
$196,486
34 yrs
$115,374
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 35
$76,854
$119,600
22 yrs
$96,284
Nuclear Engineering 24
$111,788
$149,722
34 yrs
$122,945
Nursing 543
$55,436
$79,092
19 yrs
$67,887
Nutrition 34
$75,124
$104,722
22 yrs
$88,578
Other 1836
$60,610
$101,991
20 yrs
$81,301
Perfomance Arts 149
$42,382
$70,045
21 yrs
$55,555
Pharmacy 98
$82,351
$146,716
23 yrs
$110,336
Philosophy 190
$63,258
$114,809
23 yrs
$85,672
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science 55
$55,396
$104,643
18 yrs
$82,755
Physics 170
$73,268
$157,652
24 yrs
$108,428
Political Science 894
$51,124
$139,214
23 yrs
$89,424
PreDent and Dentistry 34
$56,331
$167,083
22 yrs
$106,673
PreLaw and Legal 166
$58,934
$120,645
22 yrs
$86,984
PreMed and Medical 169
$106,882
$287,857
22 yrs
$189,143
Preparatory 20
$122,288
$97,941
31 yrs
$114,434
PreVet and Veterinary 24
$75,541
$83,095
24 yrs
$78,688
Psychology 1043
$49,895
$91,608
19 yrs
$71,849
Public Health 65
$79,959
$71,463
17 yrs
$74,962
Public Policy 90
$80,606
$136,803
19 yrs
$110,183
Radiological Sciences 28
$105,954
$96,111
20 yrs
$101,033
Religion/ Religious 523
$41,889
$70,013
22 yrs
$54,672
School of Information 89
$71,479
$85,946
18 yrs
$79,516
Social Work 145
$46,647
$76,274
21 yrs
$60,755
Sociology 286
$46,959
$77,564
24 yrs
$59,711
Telecommunications 46
$66,504
$123,194
25 yrs
$89,180
Undecided 113
$361,440
$387,565
35 yrs
$368,904
Urban Planning 39
$143,604
$139,091
29 yrs
$142,048
Video/ Media 62
$69,377
$74,149
19 yrs
$71,889
Zoology 45
$176,162
$274,028
35 yrs
$204,124

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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