Best Undergrad College Degrees By Salary

Degrees
We've all heard that English majors often struggle to make ends meet while electrical engineers rake in the cash. Is that true? Yes, but don't give up hope. Take a look below at our list of best undergrad college degrees by salary and you'll see that the engineers and scientists fare better financially. But, there is still plenty of money to be made with a liberal arts degree.

Methodology
Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees. Typical starting graduates have 2 years of experience; mid-career have 15 years. See full methodology for more.

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Best Undergrad College Degrees By Salary - Full List
Best Undergrad College Degrees By Salary Starting Median Salary Mid-Career Median Salary
Aerospace Engineering $59,600 $109,000
Chemical Engineering $65,700 $107,000
Computer Engineering $61,700 $105,000
Electrical Engineering $60,200 $102,000
Economics $50,200 $101,000
Physics $51,100 $98,800
Mechanical Engineering $58,900 $98,300
Computer Science $56,400 $97,400
Industrial Engineering $57,100 $95,000
Environmental Engineering $53,400 $94,500
Statistics $48,600 $94,500
Biochemistry $41,700 $94,200
Mathematics $47,000 $93,600
Civil Engineering $55,100 $93,000
Construction Management $53,400 $89,600
Finance $48,500 $89,400
Management Information Systems $51,900 $87,200
Computing and Information Systems $50,900 $86,700
Geology $45,100 $84,200
Chemistry $42,900 $82,300
Marketing $41,500 $81,500
International Relations $41,400 $80,500
Industrial Technology $49,500 $79,600
Environmental Science $43,300 $78,700
Architecture $42,900 $78,300
International Business $41,900 $77,800
Accounting $46,500 $77,600
Political Science $41,300 $77,300
Urban Planning $43,300 $77,000
Philosophy $40,000 $76,700
Information Technology $49,400 $75,200
Zoology $37,000 $74,400
Occupational Therapy $61,300 $73,400
Microbiology $39,800 $73,200
Business Administration $42,900 $73,000
Business Management $43,300 $72,100
Advertising $36,900 $71,800
Biology $39,500 $71,800
Film Production $38,200 $71,800
Landscape Architecture $43,100 $70,800
History $38,800 $70,000
Health Sciences $37,800 $69,600
Geography $40,400 $69,300
Nursing $54,900 $69,000
Communications $38,700 $68,400
Radio and Television $34,000 $67,000
English $37,800 $66,900
Agriculture $40,900 $66,700
Hotel Business Management $37,400 $66,400
Journalism $36,300 $65,300
Forestry $39,700 $64,200
Anthropology $37,600 $63,200
Fashion Design $36,700 $62,800
Public Relations $36,700 $62,600
Art History $36,300 $62,400
Health Care Administration $37,900 $61,000
Psychology $36,000 $61,000
Interior Design $35,700 $59,900
Human Resources $37,800 $59,600
Graphic Design $36,000 $59,400
Criminal Justice $35,900 $59,300
Medical Technology $46,600 $58,400
Foods and Nutrition $41,700 $58,200
Sociology $36,500 $57,900
Religious Studies $35,300 $57,500
Drama $35,600 $56,600
Fine Arts $35,800 $56,300
Hospitality and Tourism $37,000 $54,300
Education $36,200 $54,100
Horticulture $37,200 $53,400
Spanish $35,600 $52,600
Music $34,000 $52,000
Theology $34,800 $51,500
Elementary Education $33,000 $42,400
Social Work $33,400 $41,600
Methodology
This chart is based upon PayScale Salary Survey data for full-time employees in the United States who possess a Bachelor's degree and no higher degrees and have majored in the subjects listed above. These results may not represent all graduates with these degrees. All colleges and universities across the nation were included. As a result, median salary figures may be skewed toward large state universities, since these schools have the largest attendance. Salary is the sum of compensation from base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, commissions, and overtime, if applicable. Salary does not include equity (stock) compensation. See full methodology for more.