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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 27,871 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
24 yrs
$93,720
Aerospace Engineering 130
$71,274
$115,935
28 yrs
$87,224
Agriculture/ Horticulture 82
$70,496
$148,115
29 yrs
$97,261
Animal Studies 68
$79,959
$101,923
20 yrs
$90,941
Anthropology 152
$52,801
$106,150
24 yrs
$75,030
Archaeology 16
$92,055
$94,667
32 yrs
$92,871
Architecture 159
$65,056
$137,891
25 yrs
$94,190
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
$91,606
$78,750
30 yrs
$87,321
Art & Design Department 553
$47,145
$71,012
22 yrs
$57,994
Astronomy 26
$101,154
$164,500
28 yrs
$123,778
Athletics/ Training 47
$106,635
$193,286
29 yrs
$136,514
Automotive Engineering 85
$44,391
$87,241
25 yrs
$61,531
Biology 943
$57,455
$178,196
25 yrs
$105,751
Business - Management and Administration 2580
$63,035
$129,554
25 yrs
$89,642
Chemical Engineering 158
$133,352
$146,968
21 yrs
$139,836
Chemistry 277
$65,809
$176,635
26 yrs
$108,434
Civil Engineering 216
$58,954
$128,301
27 yrs
$84,638
Communications 824
$46,755
$83,415
23 yrs
$62,694
Computer Engineering 184
$68,794
$91,125
23 yrs
$78,503
Computer Science 918
$58,469
$110,273
23 yrs
$80,993
Criminal 289
$51,754
$74,424
23 yrs
$61,610
Cultures/ Civilization 37
$94,421
$87,000
28 yrs
$91,771
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 295
$47,807
$71,946
21 yrs
$59,301
Economics 599
$68,803
$199,106
25 yrs
$120,924
Education 1444
$38,762
$63,265
27 yrs
$47,838
Electrical Engineering 402
$59,300
$129,724
26 yrs
$86,386
Engineering Department 575
$57,499
$107,649
18 yrs
$85,360
English 998
$42,263
$97,416
26 yrs
$63,476
Finance 243
$76,010
$205,077
23 yrs
$132,126
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 256
$64,816
$105,421
22 yrs
$83,273
Genetics 28
$115,004
$87,727
29 yrs
$105,599
Geography and Geosciences 191
$54,460
$124,521
30 yrs
$77,814
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.) 783
$42,751
$110,714
26 yrs
$68,890
Industrial Design 35
$90,210
$89,483
30 yrs
$89,968
Industrial Operations Engineering 84
$67,168
$98,592
29 yrs
$78,004
Interior Design 88
$51,608
$84,603
24 yrs
$65,356
Journalism 217
$51,046
$101,714
27 yrs
$69,812
Kinesiology 73
$68,416
$114,904
29 yrs
$84,446
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 185
$47,578
$69,726
30 yrs
$54,961
Linguistics 40
$90,008
$71,250
29 yrs
$83,540
Math 315
$57,677
$144,300
29 yrs
$87,547
Mechanical Engineering 366
$62,099
$122,660
25 yrs
$86,323
Meteorology 19
$74,726
$105,882
38 yrs
$82,925
Music - Composition/ Theory 77
$61,926
$69,348
27 yrs
$64,675
Music - Performance 246
$39,486
$55,199
23 yrs
$46,318
Music Education 151
$55,452
$81,360
33 yrs
$63,303
Natural Resources 50
$62,339
$87,000
27 yrs
$71,473
Naval Engineering 39
$81,578
$196,486
38 yrs
$111,817
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 38
$78,049
$122,692
25 yrs
$95,906
Nuclear Engineering 24
$111,788
$149,722
38 yrs
$121,770
Nursing 570
$55,282
$78,304
22 yrs
$65,746
Nutrition 34
$75,124
$104,722
26 yrs
$86,508
Other 1915
$60,654
$101,092
23 yrs
$78,236
Perfomance Arts 149
$42,382
$70,045
25 yrs
$53,447
Pharmacy 98
$82,351
$146,716
27 yrs
$106,190
Philosophy 192
$62,983
$116,212
27 yrs
$82,698
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science 56
$55,184
$104,643
21 yrs
$78,736
Physics 175
$73,641
$157,333
28 yrs
$103,531
Political Science 900
$51,119
$139,230
26 yrs
$85,008
PreDent and Dentistry 34
$56,331
$167,083
26 yrs
$98,928
PreLaw and Legal 166
$58,934
$120,645
26 yrs
$82,669
PreMed and Medical 169
$106,882
$287,857
26 yrs
$176,488
Preparatory 20
$122,288
$97,941
35 yrs
$115,332
PreVet and Veterinary 25
$75,541
$124,773
27 yrs
$93,775
Psychology 1104
$49,939
$95,757
24 yrs
$69,030
Public Health 66
$79,049
$72,143
21 yrs
$75,760
Public Policy 90
$80,606
$136,803
23 yrs
$105,040
Radiological Sciences 28
$105,954
$96,111
24 yrs
$101,853
Religion/ Religious 548
$42,747
$69,310
26 yrs
$52,963
School of Information 91
$71,543
$85,329
21 yrs
$78,108
Social Work 147
$46,693
$76,495
25 yrs
$58,614
Sociology 287
$46,978
$77,434
28 yrs
$57,855
Telecommunications 46
$66,504
$123,194
29 yrs
$86,053
Undecided 118
$338,069
$376,645
38 yrs
$348,220
Urban Planning 39
$143,604
$139,091
33 yrs
$142,236
Video/ Media 63
$68,834
$73,021
23 yrs
$70,654
Zoology 46
$170,890
$267,162
39 yrs
$195,575

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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