Salary Information

For the most up-to-date information about salaries we refer to the NACE Salary Survey which is published three times a year and is produced through a compilation of data derived from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census Bureau, and a master data set developed by Job Search Intelligence. The following information is derived and adapted from the NACE Salary Survey:

Salary Ranges (25-75 percentile) by Major/Area of Study for the Class of 2015 Bachelor’s Degree Graduates
The salary data presented here were reported to NACE through its national Class of 2015 First Destination Survey by 279 colleges and universities nationwide, and represented data for almost 470,000 graduates across all degree levels.

Area & Gender Studies $35,400-45,973
Biology $28,360-38,044
Chemical Engineering $63,763-69,093
Chemistry $33,431-47,500
Communications $34,667-40,588
Computer Engineering $61,849-79,478
Computer Science $66,150-83,947
Economics $48,500-62,131
Electrical Enginering $61,618-69,000
English $31,900-43,157
Foreign Language $32,500-45,500
Geological & Earth Sciences $34,250-46,782
Global Studies $42,261-55,802
Health Professions $43,714-56,086
History $33,714-42,585
Linguistics $41,411-49,250
Math & Statistics $48,810-68,000
Mechanical Engineering $59,738-65,181
Philosophy $31,700-$48,333
Physics $44,333-70,000
Psychology $31,114-38,664
Political Science $37,475-49,911
Sociology $31,109-38,750
Visual & Performing Arts $36,700-39,410

Salary Ranges (25-75 percentile) by Major/Area of Study for the Class of 2015  Master’s Degree Graduates
The salary data presented here were reported to NACE through its national Class of 2015 First Destination Survey by 279 colleges and universities nationwide, and represented data for almost 470,000 graduates across all degree levels.

Biological & Biomedical Sciences $52,813-73,837
Communication $38,146-54,500
Computer Science $85,000-105,480
Computer Engineering $76,500-104,200
Education $42,092-53,800
English $40,000-51,501
Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies $33,500-59,250
Foreign Language & Linguistics $45,000-68,677
Health Professions $56,155-91,000
Materials Engineering $66,700-114,025
Math & Sciences $42,300-104,750
Math & Statistics $63,980-125,743
Mechanical Engineering $61,143-78,058
Physical Sciences (Phys, Chem, Geo, Earth Science) $45,667-78,000
Social Sciences $44,917-59,000
Visual & Performing Arts $46,281-58,333

Additional Salary Resources

Internships

Part-Time Employment

  • The typical UCSB on-campus part-time job is now between $10.50-12 per hour DOE. Many students expect to earn between $12-14 per hour off-campus for customer service; administrative; and related areas.
  • CA Minumum Wage Phase increase from 2017-2023

    Effective January 1, 2017
    $10.00 Minimum wage for employers with 25 employees for less
    $10.50 Minimum wage for employers with 26 employees or more

    Effective January 1, 2018
    $10.50 Minimum wage for employers with 25 employees for less
    $11.00 Minimum wage for employers with 26 employees or more

    Effective January 1, 2019
    $11.00 Minimum wage for employers with 25 employees for less
    $12.00 Minimum wage for employers with 26 employees or more

    Effective January 1, 2020
    $12.00 Minimum wage for employers with 25 employees for less
    $13.00 Minimum wage for employers with 26 employees or more

    Effective January 1, 2021
    $13.00 Minimum wage for employers with 25 employees for less
    $14.00 Minimum wage for employers with 26 employees or more

    Effective January 1, 2022
    $14.00 Minimum wage for employers with 25 employees for less
    $15.00 Minimum wage for employers with 26 employees or more

    Effective January 1, 2023
    $15.00 CA Minimum wage for all employers