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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 27,364 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 628
$67,431
$125,998
21 yrs
$95,320
Aerospace Engineering 126
$74,623
$120,049
26 yrs
$92,094
Agriculture/ Horticulture 80
$70,961
$149,750
27 yrs
$100,142
Animal Studies 64
$79,959
$101,923
17 yrs
$92,879
Anthropology 147
$52,843
$105,707
21 yrs
$78,016
Archaeology 16
$92,055
$94,667
29 yrs
$92,955
Architecture 159
$65,056
$137,891
22 yrs
$98,163
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
$91,606
$78,750
27 yrs
$86,845
Art & Design Department 547
$47,115
$71,146
19 yrs
$59,763
Astronomy 26
$101,154
$164,500
25 yrs
$126,492
Athletics/ Training 47
$106,635
$193,286
26 yrs
$139,962
Automotive Engineering 84
$44,942
$86,140
22 yrs
$63,669
Biology 919
$57,868
$176,363
22 yrs
$111,729
Business - Management and Administration 2554
$63,084
$130,055
22 yrs
$93,525
Chemical Engineering 128
$76,587
$134,588
24 yrs
$100,754
Chemistry 276
$65,734
$172,657
23 yrs
$112,222
Civil Engineering 215
$58,823
$128,610
24 yrs
$87,901
Communications 766
$46,504
$85,047
21 yrs
$64,858
Computer Engineering 182
$68,931
$89,127
20 yrs
$79,029
Computer Science 913
$58,584
$110,090
20 yrs
$84,337
Criminal 288
$51,609
$74,318
20 yrs
$62,964
Cultures/ Civilization 37
$94,421
$87,000
25 yrs
$91,453
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 291
$48,841
$73,088
18 yrs
$62,311
Economics 570
$70,559
$208,157
23 yrs
$130,384
Education 1434
$38,755
$63,223
25 yrs
$48,542
Electrical Engineering 401
$59,495
$130,119
23 yrs
$90,201
Engineering Department 568
$57,470
$102,208
15 yrs
$87,295
English 990
$42,274
$96,959
23 yrs
$66,051
Finance 242
$76,018
$205,622
21 yrs
$137,734
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 250
$65,043
$106,011
19 yrs
$86,605
Genetics 28
$115,004
$87,727
26 yrs
$104,513
Geography and Geosciences 189
$54,546
$124,521
28 yrs
$79,537
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.) 741
$44,217
$114,165
24 yrs
$73,362
Industrial Design 35
$90,210
$89,483
27 yrs
$89,941
Industrial Operations Engineering 84
$67,168
$98,592
26 yrs
$79,254
Interior Design 88
$51,608
$84,603
21 yrs
$67,320
Journalism 217
$51,046
$101,714
24 yrs
$72,157
Kinesiology 73
$68,416
$114,904
26 yrs
$86,296
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 183
$47,530
$70,000
28 yrs
$55,555
Linguistics 40
$90,008
$71,250
26 yrs
$82,793
Math 315
$57,677
$144,300
26 yrs
$90,994
Mechanical Engineering 363
$61,905
$123,151
22 yrs
$89,744
Meteorology 19
$74,726
$105,882
35 yrs
$83,628
Music - Composition/ Theory 77
$61,926
$69,348
24 yrs
$65,018
Music - Performance 232
$41,280
$57,226
21 yrs
$48,873
Music Education 151
$55,452
$81,360
30 yrs
$64,088
Natural Resources 50
$62,339
$87,000
24 yrs
$72,614
Naval Engineering 39
$81,578
$196,486
35 yrs
$114,409
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 37
$76,854
$119,600
23 yrs
$95,439
Nuclear Engineering 24
$111,788
$149,722
35 yrs
$122,626
Nursing 555
$54,895
$78,321
20 yrs
$66,608
Nutrition 34
$75,124
$104,722
23 yrs
$87,993
Other 1858
$60,300
$101,456
21 yrs
$79,898
Perfomance Arts 149
$42,382
$70,045
22 yrs
$54,956
Pharmacy 98
$82,351
$146,716
24 yrs
$109,170
Philosophy 192
$62,983
$116,212
24 yrs
$85,162
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science 56
$55,184
$104,643
18 yrs
$82,661
Physics 170
$73,268
$157,652
25 yrs
$107,022
Political Science 897
$51,119
$139,230
24 yrs
$87,832
PreDent and Dentistry 34
$56,331
$167,083
23 yrs
$104,484
PreLaw and Legal 166
$58,934
$120,645
23 yrs
$85,765
PreMed and Medical 169
$106,882
$287,857
23 yrs
$185,567
Preparatory 20
$122,288
$97,941
32 yrs
$114,680
PreVet and Veterinary 25
$75,541
$124,773
24 yrs
$96,054
Psychology 1046
$49,991
$91,632
20 yrs
$70,811
Public Health 65
$79,959
$71,463
18 yrs
$75,239
Public Policy 90
$80,606
$136,803
20 yrs
$108,705
Radiological Sciences 28
$105,954
$96,111
21 yrs
$101,267
Religion/ Religious 525
$42,034
$70,025
23 yrs
$54,204
School of Information 90
$71,479
$85,467
18 yrs
$79,250
Social Work 145
$46,647
$76,274
22 yrs
$60,114
Sociology 287
$46,978
$77,434
25 yrs
$59,160
Telecommunications 46
$66,504
$123,194
26 yrs
$88,308
Undecided 114
$361,440
$383,506
36 yrs
$367,569
Urban Planning 39
$143,604
$139,091
30 yrs
$142,100
Video/ Media 62
$69,377
$74,149
20 yrs
$71,763
Zoology 46
$170,890
$267,162
36 yrs
$197,632

Zoology Major unemployment rate

_ZoologyAll Majors
Unemployed%8%8
Minimum Wage%11%4
All Others%68%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%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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