Best Schools For Math Majors by Salary Potential in 2019

Find out how much alumni with a degree in math can potentially earn. Check out the best undergraduate colleges for math majors by salary.

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Rank 
School Name 
Early Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years experience
Mid-Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years experience
1$82,000$176,700

1Harvard University
Early Career Pay$82,000
Mid-Career Pay$176,700
2$81,200$158,200

2University of Pennsylvania
Early Career Pay$81,200
Mid-Career Pay$158,200
3$82,000$155,600

3Cornell University
Early Career Pay$82,000
Mid-Career Pay$155,600
4$76,200$150,200

4Johns Hopkins University
Early Career Pay$76,200
Mid-Career Pay$150,200
5$86,900$149,700

5Carnegie Mellon University
Early Career Pay$86,900
Mid-Career Pay$149,700
6$77,200$146,000

6Northwestern University
Early Career Pay$77,200
Mid-Career Pay$146,000
7$63,200$145,500

7Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Early Career Pay$63,200
Mid-Career Pay$145,500
8$80,300$144,600

8Columbia University in the City of New York
Early Career Pay$80,300
Mid-Career Pay$144,600
9$69,200$144,200

9Smith College
Early Career Pay$69,200
Mid-Career Pay$144,200
10$82,200$143,100

10Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Early Career Pay$82,200
Mid-Career Pay$143,100
11$77,000$141,700

11Stanford University
Early Career Pay$77,000
Mid-Career Pay$141,700
12$81,000$141,100

12Brown University
Early Career Pay$81,000
Mid-Career Pay$141,100
13$71,200$140,900

13University of California-San Diego
Early Career Pay$71,200
Mid-Career Pay$140,900
14$78,800$139,300

14University of California-Berkeley
Early Career Pay$78,800
Mid-Career Pay$139,300
15$69,500$138,600

15Villanova University
Early Career Pay$69,500
Mid-Career Pay$138,600
16$74,600$138,400

16CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
Early Career Pay$74,600
Mid-Career Pay$138,400
17$75,100$137,500

17University of Virginia-Main Campus
Early Career Pay$75,100
Mid-Career Pay$137,500
18$70,800$137,100

18University of California-Los Angeles
Early Career Pay$70,800
Mid-Career Pay$137,100
19$67,100$136,800

19University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Early Career Pay$67,100
Mid-Career Pay$136,800
20$68,300$136,700

20University of Delaware
Early Career Pay$68,300
Mid-Career Pay$136,700
21$73,700$136,400

21Vanderbilt University
Early Career Pay$73,700
Mid-Career Pay$136,400
22$83,600$136,300

22Tufts University
Early Career Pay$83,600
Mid-Career Pay$136,300
23$67,800$135,700

23University of California-Davis
Early Career Pay$67,800
Mid-Career Pay$135,700
24$66,400$134,800

24Pomona College
Early Career Pay$66,400
Mid-Career Pay$134,800
25$80,500$134,700

25University of Chicago
Early Career Pay$80,500
Mid-Career Pay$134,700
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Math majors have countless career opportunities. Alumni from these schools are among the top earners for those with math degrees.  However, as with many fields, it’s not just the type of degree you get that matters. Where you get your degree also has a great deal of influence on your potential earnings. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of types and locations of colleges. From public state universities to the Ivy Leagues; from east coast to west coast, there are opportunities for math majors across the country.