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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

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This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 25,512 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 SalaryCurrent SalaryyearsTen Year Avg
Accounting 566
$54,012
$124,269
19 yrs
$90,989
Aerospace Engineering 120
$76,066
$123,571
24 yrs
$95,860
Agriculture/Horticulture 66
$74,537
$128,611
25 yrs
$96,167
Animal Studies 56
$81,023
$113,088
16 yrs
$101,064
Anthropology 140
$53,525
$106,927
19 yrs
$81,631
Archaeology 16
$92,055
$94,667
26 yrs
$93,059
Architecture 155
$65,901
$139,991
19 yrs
$104,896
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
$91,606
$78,750
24 yrs
$86,249
Art & Design Department 529
$47,753
$72,154
16 yrs
$63,003
Astronomy 24
$101,154
$164,500
24 yrs
$127,548
Athletics/Training 44
$110,128
$202,031
25 yrs
$146,889
Automotive Engineering 79
$44,141
$86,296
19 yrs
$66,328
Biology 860
$55,636
$176,601
20 yrs
$116,119
Business - Management and Administration 2371
$64,045
$126,368
19 yrs
$96,846
Chemical Engineering 121
$78,778
$136,923
22 yrs
$105,207
Chemistry 264
$63,310
$162,025
21 yrs
$110,317
Civil Engineering 194
$56,535
$126,520
22 yrs
$88,346
Communications 730
$47,019
$86,022
18 yrs
$68,687
Computer Engineering 175
$69,399
$89,647
18 yrs
$80,648
Computer Science 851
$59,691
$110,551
17 yrs
$89,609
Criminal 273
$51,615
$73,333
17 yrs
$64,390
Cultures/Civilization 37
$94,421
$87,000
22 yrs
$91,048
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc 260
$50,904
$75,663
16 yrs
$66,378
Economics 549
$71,586
$207,023
20 yrs
$139,304
Education 1368
$38,852
$63,227
22 yrs
$49,932
Electrical Engineering 379
$59,806
$131,566
20 yrs
$95,686
Engineering Department 281
$61,918
$154,608
21 yrs
$106,056
English 937
$42,360
$98,215
20 yrs
$70,288
Finance 237
$76,714
$207,289
18 yrs
$149,256
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc 237
$66,898
$87,656
17 yrs
$79,108
Genetics 28
$115,004
$87,727
23 yrs
$103,145
Geography and Geosciences 173
$55,502
$125,036
25 yrs
$83,315
History/Histories (art history/etc.) 695
$43,983
$111,671
22 yrs
$74,750
Industrial Design 34
$90,780
$85,536
24 yrs
$88,595
Industrial Operations Engineering 79
$70,169
$98,358
23 yrs
$82,425
Interior Design 84
$52,266
$84,661
18 yrs
$70,263
Journalism 210
$51,393
$97,858
21 yrs
$73,519
Kinesiology 63
$71,898
$119,375
27 yrs
$89,482
Language - French/Spanish/etc. 180
$47,289
$70,000
24 yrs
$56,752
Linguistics 40
$90,008
$71,250
23 yrs
$81,852
Math 303
$56,581
$144,163
24 yrs
$93,073
Mechanical Engineering 343
$61,377
$119,225
20 yrs
$90,301
Meteorology 19
$74,726
$105,882
32 yrs
$84,462
Music - Composition/Theory 74
$63,668
$70,814
21 yrs
$67,071
Music - Performance 222
$42,968
$57,484
18 yrs
$51,032
Music Education 149
$56,014
$82,195
28 yrs
$65,365
Natural Resources 48
$61,561
$85,658
21 yrs
$73,036
Naval Engineering 37
$86,272
$203,428
30 yrs
$125,324
Neuroscience/Cognitive Science 33
$79,559
$125,652
21 yrs
$101,508
Nuclear Engineering 23
$114,430
$149,706
33 yrs
$125,120
Nursing 473
$56,244
$80,401
19 yrs
$68,958
Nutrition 33
$77,769
$107,941
20 yrs
$92,855
Other 1695
$62,880
$104,006
18 yrs
$85,728
Perfomance Arts 138
$45,131
$70,253
20 yrs
$57,692
Pharmacy 84
$90,080
$152,000
20 yrs
$121,040
Philosophy 169
$65,691
$110,333
21 yrs
$86,949
Physical Therapy/Exercise Science 51
$54,854
$107,885
17 yrs
$86,048
Physics 159
$74,586
$158,964
22 yrs
$112,940
Political Science 860
$50,960
$137,761
21 yrs
$92,294
PreDent and Dentistry 26
$73,279
$219,444
25 yrs
$131,745
PreLaw and Legal 160
$60,720
$122,431
20 yrs
$91,575
PreMed and Medical 154
$100,320
$291,359
21 yrs
$191,291
Preparatory 20
$122,288
$97,941
29 yrs
$113,893
PreVet and Veterinary 22
$82,625
$86,750
24 yrs
$84,344
Psychology 960
$48,712
$88,898
18 yrs
$71,038
Public Health 59
$84,850
$70,972
16 yrs
$76,176
Public Policy 80
$89,525
$141,102
19 yrs
$116,670
Radiological Sciences 25
$114,295
$97,500
20 yrs
$105,897
Religion/Religious 512
$42,204
$70,433
20 yrs
$56,318
School of Information 84
$72,831
$84,366
16 yrs
$80,041
Social Work 141
$47,196
$77,598
19 yrs
$63,197
Sociology 272
$46,573
$76,579
22 yrs
$60,212
Telecommunications 44
$67,080
$121,000
23 yrs
$90,524
Undecided 109
$354,658
$397,229
34 yrs
$367,179
Urban Planning 39
$143,604
$139,091
27 yrs
$141,933
Video/Media 61
$69,377
$74,149
17 yrs
$72,184
Zoology 41
$200,119
$273,286
35 yrs
$221,024
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