Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017

Best Undergrad College Degrees by Salary

This list, compiled by Payscale, reveals the top undergraduate degrees that lead to high salaries, based on starting median salary and mid-career median salary of employees who possess a bachelor's degree and no higher degree. Here are the top 10:


  • 1. Petroleum Engineering
    Starting: $101,000
    Mid-career: $168,000

  • 2. Nuclear Engineering
    Starting: $68,200
    Mid-career: $121,000

  • 3. Actuarial Mathematics
    Starting: $58,800
    Mid-career: $119,000

  • 4. Chemical Engineering
    Starting: $69,500
    Mid-career: $118,000

  • 5. Electronics & Communications Engineering
    Starting: $65,000
    Mid-career: $116,000

  • 6. Computer Science & Engineering
    Starting: $69,100
    Mid-career: $115,000

  • 7. Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Starting: $67,000
    Mid-career: $114,000
  • (tied with)
  • 7. Systems Engineering
    Starting: $67,100
    Mid-career: $114,000

  • 9. Aeronautical Engineering
    Starting: $65,100
    Mid-career: $113,000

  • 10. Computer Engineering
    Starting: $68,400
    Mid-career: $109,000
  • (tied with)
  • 10. Mining Engineering
    Starting: $71,500
    Mid-career: $109,000

Source: Payscale

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