Best Undergrad College Degrees by Salary

Best Undergrad College Degrees By Salary (2008)

FORMAT:

Degree Type

Starting Median Salary

Mid-Career Median Salary


Chemical Engineering

$63,200

$107,000


Computer Engineering

$61,400

$105,000


Electrical Engineering

$60,900

$103,000


Aerospace Engineering

$57,700

$101,000


Economics

$50,100

$98,600


Physics

$50,300

$97,300


Computer Science

$55,900

$95,500


Industrial Engineering

$57,700

$94,700


Mechanical Engineering

$57,900

$93,600


Math

$45,400

$92,400


Physician Assistant

$74,300

$91,700


Civil Engineering

$53,900

$90,500


Construction

$53,700

$88,900


Finance

$47,900

$88,300


Management Information Systems (MIS)

$49,200

$82,300


Philosophy

$39,900

$81,200


International Relations

$40,900

$80,900


Chemistry

$42,600

$79,900


Marketing

$40,800

$79,600


Geology

$43,500

$79,500


Political Science

$40,800

$78,200


Accounting

$46,000

$77,100


Architecture

$41,600

$76,800


Information Technology (IT)

$49,100

$74,800


Business Management

$43,000

$72,100


Agriculture

$42,600

$71,900


History

$39,200

$71,000


Communications

$38,100

$70,000


Film

$37,900

$68,500


Nursing

$54,200

$67,000


Journalism

$35,600

$66,700


Geography

$41,200

$65,500


Art History

$35,800

$64,900


Biology

$38,800

$64,800


English

$38,000

$64,700


Forestry

$39,100

$62,600


Anthropology

$36,800

$61,500


Health Care Administration

$38,800

$60,600


Psychology

$35,900

$60,400


Graphic Design

$35,700

$59,800


Sociology

$36,500

$58,200


Hospitality & Tourism

$37,800

$57,500


Drama

$35,900

$56,900


Criminal Justice

$35,000

$56,300


Nutrition

$39,900

$55,300


Music

$35,900

$55,000


Interior Design

$36,100

$53,200


Spanish

$34,000

$53,100


Education

$34,900

$52,000


Religion

$34,100

$52,000


Source: http://www.payscale.com/2008-best-colleges/degrees.asp

 

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