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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 27,885 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 634
$70,794
$125,816
25 yrs
$92,803
Aerospace Engineering 130
$71,274
$115,935
29 yrs
$86,674
Agriculture/ Horticulture 82
$70,496
$148,115
30 yrs
$96,369
Animal Studies 68
$79,959
$101,923
21 yrs
$90,418
Anthropology 152
$52,801
$106,150
25 yrs
$74,140
Archaeology 16
$92,055
$94,667
33 yrs
$92,846
Architecture 159
$65,056
$137,891
26 yrs
$93,069
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
$91,606
$78,750
31 yrs
$87,459
Art & Design Department 553
$47,145
$71,012
23 yrs
$57,522
Astronomy 26
$101,154
$164,500
29 yrs
$122,997
Athletics/ Training 47
$106,635
$193,286
30 yrs
$135,518
Automotive Engineering 85
$44,391
$87,241
26 yrs
$60,872
Biology 943
$57,455
$178,196
26 yrs
$103,894
Business - Management and Administration 2581
$63,024
$129,527
26 yrs
$88,602
Chemical Engineering 158
$133,352
$146,968
22 yrs
$139,541
Chemistry 277
$65,809
$176,635
27 yrs
$106,855
Civil Engineering 216
$58,954
$128,301
28 yrs
$83,720
Communications 825
$46,690
$83,518
24 yrs
$62,035
Computer Engineering 184
$68,794
$91,125
24 yrs
$78,099
Computer Science 919
$58,450
$110,188
24 yrs
$80,007
Criminal 289
$51,754
$74,424
24 yrs
$61,200
Cultures/ Civilization 37
$94,421
$87,000
29 yrs
$91,862
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 296
$47,995
$72,072
22 yrs
$58,939
Economics 599
$68,803
$199,106
26 yrs
$118,920
Education 1444
$38,762
$63,265
28 yrs
$47,513
Electrical Engineering 402
$59,300
$129,724
27 yrs
$85,383
Engineering Department 575
$57,499
$107,649
19 yrs
$83,894
English 998
$42,263
$97,416
27 yrs
$62,690
Finance 243
$76,010
$205,077
24 yrs
$129,788
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 256
$64,816
$105,421
23 yrs
$82,470
Genetics 28
$115,004
$87,727
30 yrs
$105,912
Geography and Geosciences 191
$54,460
$124,521
31 yrs
$77,060
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.) 783
$42,751
$110,714
27 yrs
$67,922
Industrial Design 35
$90,210
$89,483
31 yrs
$89,976
Industrial Operations Engineering 84
$67,168
$98,592
30 yrs
$77,643
Interior Design 88
$51,608
$84,603
25 yrs
$64,806
Journalism 217
$51,046
$101,714
28 yrs
$69,141
Kinesiology 73
$68,416
$114,904
30 yrs
$83,912
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 185
$47,578
$69,726
31 yrs
$54,723
Linguistics 40
$90,008
$71,250
30 yrs
$83,755
Math 316
$57,419
$143,914
30 yrs
$86,251
Mechanical Engineering 366
$62,099
$122,660
26 yrs
$85,392
Meteorology 19
$74,726
$105,882
39 yrs
$82,715
Music - Composition/ Theory 77
$61,926
$69,348
28 yrs
$64,577
Music - Performance 246
$39,486
$55,199
24 yrs
$46,033
Music Education 151
$55,452
$81,360
34 yrs
$63,072
Natural Resources 50
$62,339
$87,000
28 yrs
$71,147
Naval Engineering 39
$81,578
$196,486
39 yrs
$111,041
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 38
$78,049
$122,692
26 yrs
$95,219
Nuclear Engineering 24
$111,788
$149,722
39 yrs
$121,514
Nursing 570
$55,282
$78,304
23 yrs
$65,291
Nutrition 34
$75,124
$104,722
27 yrs
$86,086
Other 1920
$60,598
$101,072
24 yrs
$77,462
Perfomance Arts 149
$42,382
$70,045
26 yrs
$53,022
Pharmacy 98
$82,351
$146,716
28 yrs
$105,338
Philosophy 192
$62,983
$116,212
28 yrs
$81,993
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science 56
$55,184
$104,643
22 yrs
$77,665
Physics 175
$73,641
$157,333
29 yrs
$102,500
Political Science 900
$51,119
$139,230
27 yrs
$83,752
PreDent and Dentistry 34
$56,331
$167,083
27 yrs
$97,350
PreLaw and Legal 166
$58,934
$120,645
27 yrs
$81,790
PreMed and Medical 169
$106,882
$287,857
27 yrs
$173,910
Preparatory 20
$122,288
$97,941
36 yrs
$115,525
PreVet and Veterinary 25
$75,541
$124,773
28 yrs
$93,124
Psychology 1104
$49,939
$95,757
25 yrs
$68,266
Public Health 66
$79,049
$72,143
22 yrs
$75,910
Public Policy 90
$80,606
$136,803
24 yrs
$104,021
Radiological Sciences 28
$105,954
$96,111
25 yrs
$102,017
Religion/ Religious 549
$42,961
$69,501
27 yrs
$52,791
School of Information 91
$71,543
$85,329
22 yrs
$77,810
Social Work 148
$47,087
$76,713
26 yrs
$58,482
Sociology 287
$46,978
$77,434
29 yrs
$57,480
Telecommunications 46
$66,504
$123,194
30 yrs
$85,401
Undecided 118
$338,069
$376,645
39 yrs
$347,960
Urban Planning 39
$143,604
$139,091
34 yrs
$142,277
Video/ Media 63
$68,834
$73,021
24 yrs
$70,578
Zoology 46
$170,890
$267,162
40 yrs
$194,958

Zoology Major unemployment rate

_ZoologyAll Majors
Unemployed%8%9
Minimum Wage%11%4
All Others%68%86
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%59
Not Going Well%41
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%46
Got out%54
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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