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Rethinking Philosophy One Myth at a Time

Indiana University Graduate Mean Starting Salary by College Major

Rank Major 1st Salary
1 Mathematics (B.S.)  $64,770
2 Computer Science (B.A.)  $63,545
3 Game Design (B.S.)  $60,000
4 Philosophy  $49,250
5 Germanic Studies  $48,900
6 East Asian Lanugages and Cultures  $47,688
7 Economics  $46,837
8 Biotechnology (B.S.)  $46,185
9 Microbiology  $44,266
10 Geography  $44,160
11 Physics  $44,000
12 Italian  $43,293
13 Apparel Merchandising  $42,900
14 Media   $42,692
15 Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures  $42,398
16 Biology (B.S.)  $42,172
17 Audiology  $41,600
18 Human Biology  $41,193
19 Political Science  $40,826
20 Animal Behavior  $39,993
21 International Studies  $39,866
22 Communication & Culture  $39,683
23 Fine Arts  $39,470
24 NELC  $38,900
25 Biochemistry (B.S.)  $38,788
26 Neuroscience (B.S.)  $38,726
27 Criminal Justice  $38,349
28 French  $37,350
29 Spanish  $37,165
30 Journalism  $36,967
31 Chemistry (B.S.)  $36,840
32 Interior Design  $36,435
33 History   $36,374
34 English  $36,352
35 Gender Studies  $36,300
36 Linguistics  $36,124
37 Psychology  $35,073
38 Telecommunications  $34,149
39 Studio Art  $33,879
40 Fashion Design  $32,904
41 Sociology  $32,031
42 Anthropology  $31,645
43 Religious Studies  $31,440
44 Speech and Hearing Sciences  $31,200
45 Folklore and Ethnomusicology  $28,320
46 Geological Sciences  $26,640
47 Theatre, Drama, Dance   $25,763
48 African American and Diaspora Studies  $23,000
From: Walter Career Center Career Outcomes Database 2015-2017 exit surveys; some majors are not represented because there were too few responses; when a major has a B.A. and B.S. degree, the higher mean salary is reported.