Career & Professional Development @ Virginia Tech
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Post-Graduation Report: 2005-2006 undergraduate degree graduates
Detail Report: Salaries Reported
Report for: Whole University
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Results compiled: 2/22/2007
 
If a major is not listed, then there were no graduates in the major for the survey cohort.
University / College / Major Grads Respondents Employed* Reported salaries Salary percentiles
* Employed includes status 1, 2, 7:
1=long term service work
2=self-employed or fam-owned bus
7=accepted job
N N % of
grads
N % of respondents N % of
employed
25th
 
25% earn this or less
50th
Median
50% earn this or less
75th
 
75% earn this or less
                **not shown if <12 salaries **not shown if <4 salaries **not shown if <12 salaries
Total University 4689 2735 59% 1510 54% 1195 79% $36,000 $45,000 $52,000
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 413 236 57% 94 39% 65 69% $26,168 $32,000 $37,860
Agricultural & Applied Economics 27 17 63% 6 36% 3 50% ** ** **
Agricultural Technology 35 12 34% 11 92% 7 63% ** $35,000 **
Animal & Poultry Sciences 73 52 71% 24 46% 21 87% $20,750 $30,000 $31,950
Biochemistry 19 12 63% 3 25% 3 100% ** ** **
Crop & Soil Environmental Science 14 8 57% 3 38% 3 100% ** ** **
Dairy Science 14 10 71% 5 50% 4 80% ** $27,500 **
Environmental Science 17 12 75% 6 50% 5 83% ** $32,500 **
Food Science & Technology 4 3 75% 1 33% 1 100% ** ** **
Horticulture 39 19 49% 13 68% 9 69% ** $38,000 **
Human Nutrition Foods & Exercise 172 91 53% 22 24% 9 40% ** $35,000 **
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
College of Architecture and Urban Studies 295 159 54% 107 67% 88 82% $33,000 $38,000 $48,000
Architecture 95 51 54% 38 75% 32 84% $32,000 $36,000 $40,000
Art 25 9 36% 3 33% 2 66% ** ** **
Art (Fine Arts) 34 13 39% 6 46% 5 83% ** $32,000 **
Building Construction 40 28 70% 25 90% 22 88% $48,500 $51,300 $53,000
Environmental Policy & Planning 15 9 64% 6 67% 4 66% ** $34,500 **
Industrial Design 23 12 52% 5 42% 3 60% ** ** **
Interior Design 31 19 63% 12 63% 10 83% ** $36,000 **
Landscape Architecture 12 6 50% 5 84% 4 80% ** $35,000 **
Public and Urban Affairs 21 12 57% 7 58% 6 85% ** $43,500 **
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
Pamplin College of Business 950 533 57% 383 72% 320 83% $40,000 $45,000 $50,000
Accounting & Information Systems 153 93 62% 62 67% 56 90% $43,600 $48,250 $50,000
Business Information Technology 125 81 66% 65 80% 59 90% $47,750 $52,000 $54,000
Economics, Business 38 18 47% 14 78% 11 78% ** $48,000 **
Finance 231 134 58% 105 79% 91 86% $40,000 $45,000 $50,000
Hospitality & Tourism Management 46 21 47% 18 86% 13 72% $30,000 $34,000 $36,750
Management 148 77 52% 61 80% 46 75% $35,835 $40,000 $45,000
Marketing Management 210 109 52% 58 54% 44 75% $35,500 $40,000 $45,000
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
College of Engineering 1150 757 66% 528 70% 459 86% $47,000 $52,000 $56,500
Aerospace Engineering 90 66 73% 37 57% 36 97% $43,000 $50,000 $56,000
Biological Systems Engineering 24 20 83% 10 50% 8 80% ** $44,000 **
Chemical Engineering 44 31 70% 23 74% 20 86% $53,000 $57,050 $60,000
Civil Engineering 137 102 75% 73 72% 63 86% $44,000 $47,000 $49,250
Computer Engineering 104 63 62% 42 67% 32 76% $50,000 $55,000 $65,000
Computer Science 149 85 57% 61 72% 55 90% $53,000 $56,500 $59,256
Electrical Engineering 141 80 57% 50 63% 43 86% $51,875 $55,000 $58,500
Engineering Science & Mechanics 21 14 67% 8 57% 8 100% ** $52,500 **
Industrial & Systems Engineering 95 79 84% 66 83% 60 90% $49,000 $51,750 $55,000
Materials Science & Engineering 22 17 81% 9 53% 8 88% ** $51,500 **
Mechanical Engineering 267 156 58% 114 73% 94 82% $45,880 $50,400 $55,000
Mining Engineering 39 31 79% 27 87% 24 88% $47,000 $50,050 $55,000
Ocean Engineering 12 9 75% 6 67% 6 100% ** $50,455 **
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 1098 599 55% 244 41% 155 63% $30,000 $35,000 $40,000
Apparel, Housing and Resource Management 134 55 42% 37 67% 28 75% $34,000 $39,000 $42,000
Classical Studies 4 0 0% 0 -3% 0 - ** ** **
Communication 195 126 65% 60 48% 44 73% $27,000 $32,500 $38,500
English 114 67 59% 19 28% 13 68% $25,000 $33,000 $35,750
French 8 4 50% 1 25% 1 100% ** ** **
German 2 0 0% 0 -3% 0 - ** ** **
History 110 60 55% 23 39% 11 47% ** $38,000 **
Human Development 123 76 63% 9 12% 5 55% ** $28,000 **
Interdisciplinary Studies 88 39 45% 24 61% 12 50% $26,000 $36,500 $50,000
International Studies 42 25 60% 13 52% 5 38% ** $50,000 **
Music 17 9 53% 3 33% 2 66% ** ** **
Philosophy 7 5 71% 2 40% 2 100% ** ** **
Political Science 145 82 57% 36 44% 18 50% $28,000 $30,000 $35,625
Secondary Education, Agriculture 7 2 29% 1 50% 1 100% ** ** **
Secondary Education, Business 3 2 100% 2 100% 2 100% ** ** **
Secondary Education, Physical Education 12 3 25% 1 33% 1 100% ** ** **
Secondary Education, Technology 1 1 100% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
Sociology 70 37 53% 13 35% 10 76% ** $36,375 **
Spanish 8 1 13% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
Theatre Arts 9 5 56% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
College of Science 677 387 58% 119 31% 85 71% $30,000 $35,000 $41,640
Biochemistry (SCI) 29 17 61% 4 24% 1 25% ** ** **
Biological Sciences 262 157 61% 40 26% 30 75% $24,499 $32,752 $39,000
Chemistry 24 12 52% 3 25% 3 100% ** ** **
Economics 35 20 57% 13 65% 10 76% ** $40,250 **
Geosciences 17 9 53% 2 22% 1 50% ** ** **
Mathematics 64 35 56% 24 69% 17 70% $32,812 $38,000 $49,275
Physics 9 6 75% 1 17% 1 100% ** ** **
Psychology 229 123 54% 29 23% 19 65% $25,000 $34,200 $36,250
Statistics 11 8 73% 3 38% 3 100% ** ** **
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
College of Natural Resources and Environment 122 64 52% 35 56% 23 65% $20,000 $30,000 $36,750
Fisheries Science 11 8 73% 2 25% 1 50% ** ** **
Forestry 29 16 55% 8 50% 6 75% ** $30,000 **
Geography 36 13 36% 10 77% 6 60% ** $35,500 **
Natural Resources Recreation 2 1 50% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
Wildlife Science 28 15 54% 8 54% 5 62% ** $20,000 **
Wood Science & Forest Products 10 6 60% 3 50% 2 66% ** ** **
 
   
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