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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 27,523 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 632
$67,595
$125,989
22 yrs
$94,138
Aerospace Engineering 126
$74,623
$120,049
27 yrs
$91,447
Agriculture/ Horticulture 82
$70,496
$148,115
27 yrs
$99,243
Animal Studies 65
$79,959
$101,923
19 yrs
$91,519
Anthropology 148
$52,801
$106,150
22 yrs
$77,050
Archaeology 16
$92,055
$94,667
30 yrs
$92,925
Architecture 159
$65,056
$137,891
23 yrs
$96,723
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
$91,606
$78,750
28 yrs
$87,015
Art & Design Department 550
$47,135
$71,165
20 yrs
$59,150
Astronomy 26
$101,154
$164,500
26 yrs
$125,518
Athletics/ Training 47
$106,635
$193,286
27 yrs
$138,728
Automotive Engineering 85
$44,391
$87,241
23 yrs
$63,022
Biology 930
$57,544
$179,147
23 yrs
$110,415
Business - Management and Administration 2571
$63,044
$129,638
23 yrs
$91,998
Chemical Engineering 135
$92,290
$132,115
23 yrs
$109,605
Chemistry 276
$65,734
$172,657
24 yrs
$110,285
Civil Engineering 216
$58,954
$128,301
25 yrs
$86,692
Communications 767
$46,512
$84,990
22 yrs
$64,002
Computer Engineering 184
$68,794
$91,125
21 yrs
$79,428
Computer Science 915
$58,506
$110,004
21 yrs
$83,029
Criminal 289
$51,754
$74,424
21 yrs
$62,549
Cultures/ Civilization 37
$94,421
$87,000
26 yrs
$91,567
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 291
$48,841
$73,088
19 yrs
$61,603
Economics 572
$70,506
$207,626
24 yrs
$127,640
Education 1443
$38,748
$63,232
25 yrs
$48,542
Electrical Engineering 401
$59,495
$130,119
24 yrs
$88,921
Engineering Department 572
$57,558
$102,095
16 yrs
$85,394
English 993
$42,180
$96,824
24 yrs
$64,949
Finance 242
$76,018
$205,622
22 yrs
$134,929
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 250
$65,043
$106,011
20 yrs
$85,527
Genetics 28
$115,004
$87,727
27 yrs
$104,902
Geography and Geosciences 191
$54,460
$124,521
28 yrs
$79,482
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.) 743
$44,379
$114,022
25 yrs
$72,236
Industrial Design 35
$90,210
$89,483
28 yrs
$89,951
Industrial Operations Engineering 84
$67,168
$98,592
27 yrs
$78,807
Interior Design 88
$51,608
$84,603
22 yrs
$66,606
Journalism 217
$51,046
$101,714
25 yrs
$71,313
Kinesiology 73
$68,416
$114,904
27 yrs
$85,633
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 185
$47,578
$69,726
28 yrs
$55,488
Linguistics 40
$90,008
$71,250
27 yrs
$83,061
Math 315
$57,677
$144,300
27 yrs
$89,760
Mechanical Engineering 366
$62,099
$122,660
23 yrs
$88,430
Meteorology 19
$74,726
$105,882
36 yrs
$83,380
Music - Composition/ Theory 77
$61,926
$69,348
25 yrs
$64,895
Music - Performance 236
$41,175
$57,139
21 yrs
$48,777
Music Education 151
$55,452
$81,360
31 yrs
$63,809
Natural Resources 50
$62,339
$87,000
25 yrs
$72,203
Naval Engineering 39
$81,578
$196,486
36 yrs
$113,497
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 37
$76,854
$119,600
24 yrs
$94,665
Nuclear Engineering 24
$111,788
$149,722
36 yrs
$122,325
Nursing 558
$55,011
$78,304
21 yrs
$66,102
Nutrition 34
$75,124
$104,722
24 yrs
$87,457
Other 1892
$60,274
$101,181
21 yrs
$79,754
Perfomance Arts 149
$42,382
$70,045
23 yrs
$54,409
Pharmacy 98
$82,351
$146,716
25 yrs
$108,097
Philosophy 192
$62,983
$116,212
25 yrs
$84,275
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science 56
$55,184
$104,643
19 yrs
$81,215
Physics 173
$73,641
$156,610
25 yrs
$106,829
Political Science 900
$51,119
$139,230
24 yrs
$87,832
PreDent and Dentistry 34
$56,331
$167,083
24 yrs
$102,478
PreLaw and Legal 166
$58,934
$120,645
24 yrs
$84,647
PreMed and Medical 169
$106,882
$287,857
24 yrs
$182,288
Preparatory 20
$122,288
$97,941
33 yrs
$114,910
PreVet and Veterinary 25
$75,541
$124,773
25 yrs
$95,234
Psychology 1049
$49,933
$91,572
21 yrs
$69,761
Public Health 66
$79,049
$72,143
19 yrs
$75,414
Public Policy 90
$80,606
$136,803
21 yrs
$107,367
Radiological Sciences 28
$105,954
$96,111
22 yrs
$101,480
Religion/ Religious 530
$41,877
$69,876
25 yrs
$53,077
School of Information 91
$71,543
$85,329
19 yrs
$78,799
Social Work 146
$46,647
$76,495
23 yrs
$59,625
Sociology 287
$46,978
$77,434
26 yrs
$58,692
Telecommunications 46
$66,504
$123,194
27 yrs
$87,501
Undecided 116
$350,068
$376,645
37 yrs
$357,251
Urban Planning 39
$143,604
$139,091
31 yrs
$142,148
Video/ Media 63
$68,834
$73,021
21 yrs
$70,828
Zoology 46
$170,890
$267,162
37 yrs
$196,909

Zoology Major unemployment rate

_ZoologyAll Majors
Unemployed%8%8
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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