Career & Professional Development @ Virginia Tech
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Post-Graduation Report: 2015-2016 undergraduate degree graduates
Detail Report: Salaries Reported
Report for: Whole University
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Results compiled: 1/18/2017
 
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
* For salary data, employed includes status 1,2,7,11:
1=long term service work
2=self-employed or fam-owned bus
7=accepted job
11=military service
Salary data does not include 6=have offer(s) but undecided, which is included in other employed data.
N N % of
grads
N % of respondents N % of
employed
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25% earn this or less
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Median
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                **not shown if <12 salaries **not shown if <4 salaries **not shown if <12 salaries
Total University 5670 3494 62% 1751 50% 1506 86% $43,028 $58,000 $66,900
 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 710 425 60% 130 31% 103 79% $23,750 $34,000 $45,000
Agribusiness 33 18 55% 12 67% 10 83% ** $45,000 **
Agricultural Sciences 27 16 59% 9 57% 8 88% ** $30,500 **
Agricultural Technology 57 15 26% 8 54% 5 62% ** $26,000 **
Animal & Poultry Sciences 130 80 62% 21 27% 18 85% $18,000 $29,500 $38,000
Applied Economic Management 52 28 54% 13 47% 11 84% ** $40,000 **
Biochemistry 41 25 61% 5 20% 4 80% ** $27,500 **
Crop & Soil Environ Sciences 18 9 50% 5 56% 2 40% ** ** **
Dairy Science 22 17 77% 9 53% 6 66% ** $47,500 **
Environmental Horticulture 16 11 69% 4 36% 4 100% ** $33,500 **
Environmental Science 30 21 70% 5 24% 4 80% ** $45,000 **
Food Science & Technology 35 25 71% 9 36% 7 77% ** $40,000 **
Human Nutrition Foods & Exercise 241 154 64% 25 17% 19 76% $20,000 $24,000 $30,375
Landscape Contracting 8 6 75% 5 83% 5 100% ** $31,000 **
 
College of Architecture and Urban Studies 298 168 56% 89 53% 78 87% $42,000 $47,250 $54,000
Architecture 93 53 57% 30 57% 29 96% $42,535 $47,000 $49,750
Art 2 2 100% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
Art (Fine Arts) 43 21 49% 8 38% 3 37% ** ** **
Building Construction 39 27 69% 19 70% 16 84% $55,000 $60,000 $63,000
Environmental Policy & Planning 24 18 75% 7 40% 6 85% ** $45,500 **
Industrial Design 31 17 55% 7 41% 6 85% ** $52,500 **
Interior Design 32 17 53% 11 65% 11 100% ** $43,000 **
Landscape Architecture 13 6 46% 4 67% 4 100% ** $47,000 **
Public and Urban Affairs 14 5 36% 2 40% 2 100% ** ** **
Real Estate 7 2 29% 1 50% 1 100% ** ** **
 
Pamplin College of Business 967 658 68% 469 71% 432 92% $48,000 $58,000 $63,000
Accounting & Information Systems 168 116 69% 77 66% 70 90% $52,000 $56,750 $60,000
Business Information Technology 232 176 76% 141 80% 136 96% $60,000 $63,750 $72,500
Economics, Business 19 11 58% 7 64% 7 100% ** $58,000 **
Finance 222 143 64% 95 67% 87 91% $50,750 $59,000 $61,250
Hospitality & Tourism Management 68 39 57% 31 80% 27 87% $40,000 $44,000 $45,575
Management 114 76 67% 51 67% 47 92% $40,000 $48,000 $54,500
Marketing Management 153 97 63% 67 69% 58 86% $40,000 $48,000 $58,000
 
College of Engineering 1603 1069 67% 691 65% 620 89% $58,000 $65,000 $72,000
Aerospace Engineering 91 75 82% 48 64% 43 89% $49,000 $61,000 $70,000
Biological Systems Engineering 49 35 71% 19 55% 13 68% $50,890 $63,000 $63,750
Chemical Engineering 95 70 74% 45 64% 44 97% $63,000 $69,000 $72,000
Civil Engineering 197 125 63% 72 58% 65 90% $51,250 $57,000 $61,500
Computer Engineering 95 65 68% 46 72% 42 91% $67,000 $74,008 $84,500
Computer Science 208 141 68% 111 79% 98 88% $68,200 $78,000 $88,000
Construction Engineering & Management 27 20 74% 13 65% 12 92% $56,400 $60,500 $64,000
Dual, Aerospace Engineering (Aero plus Ocean) 8 7 88% 3 43% 2 66% ** ** **
Dual, Ocean Engineering (Ocean plus Aero) 7 3 43% 2 67% 2 100% ** ** **
Electrical Engineering 122 84 69% 41 48% 39 95% $60,000 $67,500 $72,625
Engineering Science & Mechanics 36 27 75% 13 48% 10 76% ** $61,000 **
Industrial & Systems Engineering 175 114 65% 91 80% 82 90% $60,000 $65,000 $70,000
Materials Science & Engineering 53 29 55% 12 40% 9 75% ** $60,000 **
Mechanical Engineering 365 227 62% 141 63% 128 90% $58,000 $65,450 $70,500
Mining Engineering 61 35 57% 23 66% 21 91% $55,500 $65,000 $65,750
Ocean Engineering 14 12 86% 11 92% 10 90% ** $65,500 **
 
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 1006 539 54% 185 34% 139 75% $30,000 $39,000 $45,000
Apparel, Housing and Resource Management 2 0 0% 0 - 0 - ** ** **
Classical Studies 3 2 67% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
Communication Studies 27 19 70% 6 31% 6 100% ** $46,500 **
Consumer Studies 21 10 48% 3 30% 1 33% ** ** **
Creative Writing 20 12 60% 2 17% 1 50% ** ** **
Criminology 10 7 70% 3 43% 3 100% ** ** **
English 13 11 85% 4 36% 2 50% ** ** **
Fashion Merchandising and Design 33 9 27% 3 33% 2 66% ** ** **
French 4 2 50% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
German 3 3 100% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
History 64 31 48% 12 38% 9 75% ** $31,000 **
Human Development 220 115 52% 24 21% 14 58% $24,800 $27,520 $29,965
Humanities, Science & Environment 3 2 67% 1 50% 1 100% ** ** **
Interdisciplinary Studies 2 0 0% 0 - 0 - ** ** **
International Studies 87 45 52% 19 42% 17 89% $34,250 $43,057 $50,250
Literature and Language 30 17 57% 4 24% 2 50% ** ** **
Multimedia Journalism 48 26 54% 13 50% 9 69% ** $33,000 **
Music 15 7 47% 2 29% 0 0% ** ** **
Philosophy 12 4 33% 1 25% 1 100% ** ** **
Political Science 145 89 61% 34 38% 28 82% $34,000 $40,000 $46,500
Professional and Technical Writing 12 6 50% 3 50% 3 100% ** ** **
Property Management 12 3 25% 2 67% 2 100% ** ** **
Public Relations 144 77 53% 38 49% 30 78% $31,250 $40,000 $46,500
Religion and Culture 7 3 43% 1 33% 0 0% ** ** **
Residential Environments and Design 3 1 33% 1 100% 1 100% ** ** **
Russian 3 0 0% 0 - 0 - ** ** **
Sociology 36 19 53% 6 32% 5 83% ** $35,009 **
Spanish 13 6 46% 1 17% 0 0% ** ** **
Theatre Arts 17 13 76% 2 15% 2 100% ** ** **
 
College of Science 856 488 57% 123 24% 87 70% $32,000 $41,000 $57,250
Biochemistry (SCI) 83 39 47% 7 19% 6 85% ** $27,250 **
Biological Sciences 264 157 59% 27 17% 17 62% $22,500 $31,000 $37,300
Chemistry 38 21 55% 7 34% 3 42% ** ** **
Economics 69 41 59% 21 51% 17 80% $45,000 $55,000 $60,000
Geosciences 26 15 58% 6 40% 6 100% ** $51,000 **
Mathematics 90 59 66% 17 29% 15 88% $38,900 $50,000 $61,250
Microbiology 18 10 56% 3 30% 3 100% ** ** **
Nanoscience 2 0 0% 0 - 0 - ** ** **
Neuroscience 4 3 75% 1 33% 1 100% ** ** **
Physics 37 22 59% 3 14% 1 33% ** ** **
Psychology 192 102 53% 22 22% 9 40% ** $32,862 **
Statistics 34 19 56% 9 47% 9 100% ** $62,000 **
 
College of Natural Resources and Environment 239 147 62% 64 44% 47 73% $30,000 $40,000 $50,000
Environmental Informatics 1 1 100% 1 100% 1 100% ** ** **
Environmental Resources Management 22 13 59% 5 38% 3 60% ** ** **
Fish Conservation 16 12 75% 1 8% 0 0% ** ** **
Forestry 19 15 79% 11 73% 10 90% ** $34,000 **
Geography 53 31 58% 14 44% 8 57% ** $45,380 **
Meteorology 35 19 54% 7 37% 6 85% ** $36,344 **
Natural Resources Conservation 18 10 56% 2 20% 2 100% ** ** **
Packaging Systems and Design 21 14 67% 8 57% 7 87% ** $58,000 **
Sustainable Biomaterials 13 7 54% 5 71% 5 100% ** $48,500 **
Wildlife Conservation 41 25 61% 10 40% 5 50% ** $25,000 **
 
   
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