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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
21 yrs
$87,468
Aerospace Engineering 120
$76,066
$123,571
26 yrs
$94,337
Agriculture/Horticulture 66
$74,537
$128,611
27 yrs
$94,565
Animal Studies 56
$81,023
$113,088
18 yrs
$98,837
Anthropology 140
$53,525
$106,927
21 yrs
$78,954
Archaeology 16
$92,055
$94,667
28 yrs
$92,988
Architecture 155
$65,901
$139,991
21 yrs
$101,182
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
$91,606
$78,750
26 yrs
$86,662
Art & Design Department 529
$47,753
$72,154
18 yrs
$61,309
Astronomy 24
$101,154
$164,500
26 yrs
$125,518
Athletics/Training 44
$110,128
$202,031
27 yrs
$144,166
Automotive Engineering 79
$44,141
$86,296
21 yrs
$64,215
Biology 860
$55,636
$176,601
22 yrs
$110,620
Business - Management and Administration 2371
$64,045
$126,368
21 yrs
$93,723
Chemical Engineering 121
$78,778
$136,923
24 yrs
$103,005
Chemistry 264
$63,310
$162,025
23 yrs
$106,230
Civil Engineering 194
$56,535
$126,520
24 yrs
$85,695
Communications 730
$47,019
$86,022
20 yrs
$66,521
Computer Engineering 175
$69,399
$89,647
20 yrs
$79,523
Computer Science 851
$59,691
$110,551
19 yrs
$86,459
Criminal 273
$51,615
$73,333
19 yrs
$63,046
Cultures/Civilization 37
$94,421
$87,000
24 yrs
$91,329
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc 260
$50,904
$75,663
18 yrs
$64,659
Economics 549
$71,586
$207,023
22 yrs
$133,148
Education 1368
$38,852
$63,227
24 yrs
$49,009
Electrical Engineering 379
$59,806
$131,566
22 yrs
$92,424
Engineering Department 281
$61,918
$154,608
23 yrs
$102,218
English 937
$42,360
$98,215
22 yrs
$67,749
Finance 237
$76,714
$207,289
20 yrs
$142,002
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc 237
$66,898
$87,656
19 yrs
$77,823
Genetics 28
$115,004
$87,727
25 yrs
$104,094
Geography and Geosciences 173
$55,502
$125,036
27 yrs
$81,255
History/Histories (art history/etc.) 695
$43,983
$111,671
24 yrs
$72,186
Industrial Design 34
$90,780
$85,536
26 yrs
$88,763
Industrial Operations Engineering 79
$70,169
$98,358
25 yrs
$81,445
Interior Design 84
$52,266
$84,661
20 yrs
$68,463
Journalism 210
$51,393
$97,858
23 yrs
$71,595
Kinesiology 63
$71,898
$119,375
29 yrs
$88,269
Language - French/Spanish/etc. 180
$47,289
$70,000
26 yrs
$56,024
Linguistics 40
$90,008
$71,250
25 yrs
$82,505
Math 303
$56,581
$144,163
26 yrs
$90,266
Mechanical Engineering 343
$61,377
$119,225
22 yrs
$87,672
Meteorology 19
$74,726
$105,882
34 yrs
$83,889
Music - Composition/Theory 74
$63,668
$70,814
23 yrs
$66,775
Music - Performance 222
$42,968
$57,484
20 yrs
$50,226
Music Education 149
$56,014
$82,195
30 yrs
$64,741
Natural Resources 48
$61,561
$85,658
23 yrs
$72,038
Naval Engineering 37
$86,272
$203,428
32 yrs
$122,884
Neuroscience/Cognitive Science 33
$79,559
$125,652
23 yrs
$99,600
Nuclear Engineering 23
$114,430
$149,706
35 yrs
$124,509
Nursing 473
$56,244
$80,401
21 yrs
$67,747
Nutrition 33
$77,769
$107,941
22 yrs
$91,484
Other 1695
$62,880
$104,006
20 yrs
$83,443
Perfomance Arts 138
$45,131
$70,253
22 yrs
$56,550
Pharmacy 84
$90,080
$152,000
22 yrs
$118,226
Philosophy 169
$65,691
$110,333
23 yrs
$85,101
Physical Therapy/Exercise Science 51
$54,854
$107,885
19 yrs
$82,765
Physics 159
$74,586
$158,964
24 yrs
$109,744
Political Science 860
$50,960
$137,761
23 yrs
$88,700
PreDent and Dentistry 26
$73,279
$219,444
27 yrs
$127,414
PreLaw and Legal 160
$60,720
$122,431
22 yrs
$88,770
PreMed and Medical 154
$100,320
$291,359
23 yrs
$183,380
Preparatory 20
$122,288
$97,941
31 yrs
$114,434
PreVet and Veterinary 22
$82,625
$86,750
26 yrs
$84,212
Psychology 960
$48,712
$88,898
20 yrs
$68,805
Public Health 59
$84,850
$70,972
18 yrs
$77,140
Public Policy 80
$89,525
$141,102
21 yrs
$114,085
Radiological Sciences 25
$114,295
$97,500
22 yrs
$106,661
Religion/Religious 512
$42,204
$70,433
22 yrs
$55,035
School of Information 84
$72,831
$84,366
18 yrs
$79,239
Social Work 141
$47,196
$77,598
21 yrs
$61,673
Sociology 272
$46,573
$76,579
24 yrs
$59,075
Telecommunications 44
$67,080
$121,000
25 yrs
$88,648
Undecided 109
$354,658
$397,229
36 yrs
$366,483
Urban Planning 39
$143,604
$139,091
29 yrs
$142,048
Video/Media 61
$69,377
$74,149
19 yrs
$71,889
Zoology 41
$200,119
$273,286
37 yrs
$219,894
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