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Which 10 Degrees Have The Highest Potential Earnings?

There’s an underlying theme here.

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Obviously we would never imply that money is the be all-end all when choosing your studies, however it’s a pretty handy factor to know.

For those who are majorly money-motivated though, some kind of engineering discipline is quite clearly the smart choice. In fact, of the top 10 degrees with the highest mid-career earnings, all but one fall into engineering.

The ranking was compiled using data from 983 colleges in the United States and 1.4 million graduates working full-time in the United States.

10. Computer Engineering

Mid-Career Pay: $113,000

 

9. Aeronautical Engineering

Mid-Career Pay: $113,000

 

8. Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mid-Career Pay: $114,000

 

7. Electronics and Communications Engineering

Mid-Career Pay: $115,000

 

6. Nuclear Engineering

Mid-Career Pay: $116,000

 

5. Computer Science and Engineering

Mid-Career Pay: $116,000

 

4. Chemical Engineering

Mid-Career Pay: $119,000

 

3. Actuarial Science

Mid-Career Pay: $119,000

 

2. Systems Engineering

Mid-Career Pay: $121,000

 

1. Petroleum Engineering

Mid-Career Pay: $172,000

 

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