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Salary Comparison for 25 majors

Median Salaries in the U.S. for College Graduates by 25 Major Fields

Annual earnings for full-time employment ~ Bachelor’s degree with no higher degree.

(Source: What’s It Worth?: The Economic Value of College Majors. Released May 2011. By Anthony Carnevale, Jeff Strohl and Michelle Melton, Center on Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University. http://cew.georgetown.edu/whatsitworth)

1. Engineering $75,00
2. Computer Science $75,000
3. Economics $70,000
4. Mathematics $67,000
5. Finance $65,000
6. Accounting $63,000
7. Nursing $63,000
8. Political Science $59,000
9. Chemistry $58,000
10. Business Management & Admin. $58,000
11. Marketing $58,000
12. Communication $58,000
13. Geography $54,000
14. Environmental Science $51,000
15. Art History $50,000
16. Biology $50,000
17. History $50,000
18. Philosophy $48,000
19. Criminology $48,000
20. Foreign Languages $45,000
21. Psychology $45,000
22. Music $42,000
23. Social Science Education $42,000
24. Elementary Education $40,000
25. Drama and Theater Arts $40,000