From PayScale.com: Starting and Mid-career Salaries for Selected Majors

From the PayScale.com 2014 College Salary Report, which ranks 129 college majors by mid-career salaries.  It’s important to note that the salaries include benefits, commissions and such.  “Starting” doesn’t mean initial salary, but salary with about two years’ experience.  “Mid-career” means about 15 years’ experience.

1)  Petroleum Engineering (Starting=$103,000, Mid-Career=$160,000)

2)  Actuarial Mathematics ($58,700, $120,000)

3)  Nuclear Engineering ($67,600, $117,000)

4)  Chemical Engineering ($68,200, $115,000)

5)  Aerospace Engineering ($62,800, $109,000)

6)  Electrical Engineering ($64,300, $106,000)

6)  Computer Engineering ($65,300, $106,000)

8)  Computer Science ($59,800, $102,000)

9)  Physics ($53,100, $101,000)

10)  Mechanical Engineering ($60,900, $99,700)

11)  Materials Science and Engineering ($62,700, $99,500)

12)  Software Engineering ($60,500, $99,300)

13)  Statistics ($52,500, $98,900)

14)  Government ($43,200, $97,100)

15)  Economics ($50,100, $96,700)

20)  Civil Engineering ($54,300, $91,100)

21)  Environmental Engineering ($49,400, $89,800)

30)  Chemistry ($44,100, $84,100)

63)  Biology ($40,200, $70,800)

129)  Child and Family Studies ($30,300, $37,200)

 

 

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