Highest Paying Jobs With a Bachelor’s Degree

Your major can have an even bigger impact on future earnings than choice of school. Find out which majors pay you back, and which make it hard to pay back student loans.

RankMajorDegree TypeEarly Career Pay
Mid-Career Pay
% High Meaning
Rank:51Major:Ocean Engineering (OE)Degree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$78,500Mid-Career Pay:$137,800% High Meaning:49%
Rank:51Major:PharmacologyDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$63,500Mid-Career Pay:$137,800% High Meaning:-
Rank:53Major:Nuclear EngineeringDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$85,200Mid-Career Pay:$137,600% High Meaning:55%
Rank:54Major:Bioengineering (BioE)Degree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$79,500Mid-Career Pay:$137,300% High Meaning:67%
Rank:55Major:Applied MathematicsDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$77,200Mid-Career Pay:$137,000% High Meaning:40%
Rank:56Major:Paper ScienceDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$84,900Mid-Career Pay:$136,500% High Meaning:43%
Rank:56Major:Physician Assistant StudiesDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$109,600Mid-Career Pay:$136,500% High Meaning:83%
Rank:58Major:Materials ScienceDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$76,700Mid-Career Pay:$136,200% High Meaning:-
Rank:59Major:EngineeringDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$77,800Mid-Career Pay:$135,800% High Meaning:58%
Rank:60Major:Industrial & Systems EngineeringDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$82,000Mid-Career Pay:$135,700% High Meaning:48%
Rank:61Major:Metallurgical EngineeringDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$90,800Mid-Career Pay:$135,500% High Meaning:63%
Rank:62Major:Materials Science & EngineeringDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$81,200Mid-Career Pay:$135,300% High Meaning:47%
Rank:63Major:Mining EngineeringDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$87,400Mid-Career Pay:$135,200% High Meaning:59%
Rank:64Major:Operations Management & Information SystemsDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$75,900Mid-Career Pay:$134,900% High Meaning:43%
Rank:65Major:Business & Information Technology (IT)Degree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$71,400Mid-Career Pay:$134,700% High Meaning:50%
Rank:66Major:Interactive Media DesignDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$59,600Mid-Career Pay:$134,400% High Meaning:33%
Rank:67Major:Energy ManagementDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$70,100Mid-Career Pay:$134,100% High Meaning:66%
Rank:67Major:PhysicsDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$75,500Mid-Career Pay:$134,100% High Meaning:49%
Rank:69Major:Materials EngineeringDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$81,200Mid-Career Pay:$133,900% High Meaning:58%
Rank:70Major:Biomedical Engineering (BME)Degree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$80,300Mid-Career Pay:$133,500% High Meaning:71%
Rank:71Major:Industrial Engineering (IE)Degree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$80,500Mid-Career Pay:$133,400% High Meaning:44%
Rank:71Major:Software EngineeringDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$84,200Mid-Career Pay:$133,400% High Meaning:45%
Rank:73Major:Global & International StudiesDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$59,400Mid-Career Pay:$133,300% High Meaning:55%
Rank:74Major:Computer & Information ScienceDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$72,600Mid-Career Pay:$133,100% High Meaning:58%
Rank:75Major:Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering TechnologyDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$82,400Mid-Career Pay:$132,800% High Meaning:51%

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