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Average Starting + Current Salaries by Major

This list shows the average salary information that we have collected from 26,512 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
Salary
Current
Salary
yearsTen Year
Avg
Undecided 112
$349,603
$392,600
34 yrs
$362,249
Zoology 42
$193,831
$273,286
35 yrs
$216,532
PreMed and Medical 166
$106,882
$287,857
22 yrs
$189,143
Athletics/ Training 44
$110,128
$202,031
26 yrs
$145,475
Finance 241
$76,194
$206,172
19 yrs
$144,604
Urban Planning 39
$143,604
$139,091
28 yrs
$141,992
Economics 567
$70,885
$206,752
21 yrs
$135,583
Astronomy 26
$101,154
$164,500
23 yrs
$128,696
Nuclear Engineering 24
$111,788
$149,722
33 yrs
$123,283
Chemistry 274
$66,142
$173,447
21 yrs
$117,239
Naval Engineering 39
$81,578
$196,486
33 yrs
$116,398
Biology 893
$57,219
$177,546
21 yrs
$114,518
Pharmacy 94
$86,779
$150,308
23 yrs
$114,400
Preparatory 20
$122,288
$97,941
30 yrs
$114,173
Public Policy 89
$81,265
$136,803
18 yrs
$112,120
Physics 168
$73,268
$157,652
23 yrs
$109,957
PreDent and Dentistry 34
$56,331
$167,083
21 yrs
$109,070
Genetics 28
$115,004
$87,727
24 yrs
$103,639
Chemical Engineering 122
$77,971
$135,652
23 yrs
$103,050
Engineering Department 298
$60,238
$154,177
22 yrs
$102,938
Architecture 159
$65,056
$137,891
20 yrs
$101,473
Radiological Sciences 27
$108,110
$92,941
20 yrs
$100,526
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science 35
$76,854
$119,600
21 yrs
$97,209
Agriculture/ Horticulture 69
$70,437
$139,737
26 yrs
$97,091
Business - Management and Administration 2457
$63,411
$127,081
19 yrs
$96,921
Animal Studies 63
$81,023
$103,289
15 yrs
$95,867
Math 314
$57,721
$144,277
24 yrs
$93,786
Electrical Engineering 394
$59,715
$131,044
21 yrs
$93,681
Aerospace Engineering 126
$74,623
$120,049
24 yrs
$93,550
Archaeology 16
$92,055
$94,667
27 yrs
$93,022
Mechanical Engineering 362
$61,905
$123,151
20 yrs
$92,528
Cultures/ Civilization 37
$94,421
$87,000
23 yrs
$91,195
Political Science 886
$50,764
$137,875
22 yrs
$90,360
Telecommunications 46
$66,504
$123,194
24 yrs
$90,125
Industrial Design 35
$90,210
$89,483
25 yrs
$89,919
Accounting 588
$55,184
$123,981
20 yrs
$89,583
Nutrition 34
$75,124
$104,722
21 yrs
$89,218
PreLaw and Legal 163
$59,128
$119,796
21 yrs
$88,018
Kinesiology 69
$70,285
$115,686
26 yrs
$87,747
Computer Science 894
$58,954
$110,349
18 yrs
$87,507
Philosophy 186
$63,698
$115,233
22 yrs
$87,123
Architecture & Urban Planning Department 45
$91,606
$78,750
25 yrs
$86,464
Civil Engineering 199
$55,628
$125,166
23 yrs
$85,862
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science 54
$55,396
$104,643
17 yrs
$84,365
Meteorology 19
$74,726
$105,882
33 yrs
$84,167
Other 1802
$60,990
$102,616
19 yrs
$82,898
Linguistics 40
$90,008
$71,250
24 yrs
$82,192
Geography and Geosciences 183
$54,546
$124,521
26 yrs
$81,459
Computer Engineering 182
$68,931
$89,127
18 yrs
$80,151
School of Information 88
$71,479
$85,946
17 yrs
$79,989
Industrial Operations Engineering 83
$67,478
$97,143
24 yrs
$79,838
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc 247
$65,043
$91,514
18 yrs
$79,749
Anthropology 145
$52,843
$105,707
20 yrs
$79,275
PreVet and Veterinary 24
$75,541
$83,095
23 yrs
$78,825
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.) 720
$43,931
$113,652
22 yrs
$75,622
Public Health 64
$80,858
$71,375
16 yrs
$74,931
Journalism 217
$51,046
$101,714
22 yrs
$74,077
Natural Resources 50
$62,339
$87,000
22 yrs
$73,549
Psychology 1004
$50,356
$90,946
18 yrs
$72,906
Video/ Media 62
$69,377
$74,149
18 yrs
$72,028
Interior Design 88
$51,608
$84,603
19 yrs
$68,974
English 972
$42,451
$97,455
21 yrs
$68,643
Nursing 526
$55,343
$79,069
19 yrs
$67,831
Communications 756
$46,834
$85,623
19 yrs
$67,249
Music - Composition/ Theory 76
$63,324
$70,444
22 yrs
$66,561
Automotive Engineering 82
$45,385
$86,339
20 yrs
$65,862
Music Education 151
$55,452
$81,360
28 yrs
$64,705
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc 279
$48,942
$72,524
16 yrs
$63,680
Criminal 277
$51,129
$73,348
18 yrs
$63,473
Social Work 144
$46,958
$76,524
20 yrs
$61,741
Art & Design Department 543
$47,224
$71,430
17 yrs
$61,463
Sociology 282
$46,257
$75,681
23 yrs
$59,050
Perfomance Arts 145
$43,517
$70,802
20 yrs
$57,159
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc. 183
$47,530
$70,000
26 yrs
$56,172
Religion/ Religious 520
$42,042
$70,189
21 yrs
$55,445
Music - Performance 230
$41,526
$57,454
19 yrs
$49,909
Education 1402
$38,629
$63,068
23 yrs
$49,255

Zoology Major unemployment rate

_ZoologyAll Majors
Unemployed%9%7
Minimum Wage%11%4
All Others%66%88
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%60
Not Going Well%40
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%49
Got out%51
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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