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:483Major:Automotive Technology & Service ManagementDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$59,300Mid-Career Pay:$88,600% High Meaning:29%
Rank:356Major:International Trade & BusinessDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$61,500Mid-Career Pay:$97,400% High Meaning:29%
Rank:351Major:New Media DesignDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$63,100Mid-Career Pay:$97,700% High Meaning:28%
Rank:323Major:Digital Media DesignDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$52,200Mid-Career Pay:$101,000% High Meaning:28%
Rank:625Major:Commercial PhotographyDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$48,900Mid-Career Pay:$79,000% High Meaning:28%
Rank:535Major:Fashion Marketing & ManagementDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$54,400Mid-Career Pay:$85,600% High Meaning:27%
Rank:435Major:Retail & Consumer ScienceDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$58,800Mid-Career Pay:$92,300% High Meaning:27%
Rank:226Major:Production ManagementDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$55,800Mid-Career Pay:$110,400% High Meaning:27%
Rank:364Major:Fashion DesignDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$53,900Mid-Career Pay:$96,900% High Meaning:27%
Rank:356Major:Textile & Apparel StudiesDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$53,300Mid-Career Pay:$97,400% High Meaning:25%
Rank:164Major:International MarketingDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$66,700Mid-Career Pay:$117,600% High Meaning:25%
Rank:28Major:Operations & Information Systems ManagementDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$78,800Mid-Career Pay:$147,500% High Meaning:24%
Rank:2Major:Operations Research & Industrial EngineeringDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$98,300Mid-Career Pay:$191,800% High Meaning:21%
Rank:278Major:Japanese StudiesDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$58,000Mid-Career Pay:$105,400% High Meaning:21%
Rank:281Major:Business PsychologyDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$58,000Mid-Career Pay:$105,200% High Meaning:-
Rank:225Major:Database ManagementDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$74,500Mid-Career Pay:$110,600% High Meaning:-
Rank:255Major:Social EcologyDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$55,400Mid-Career Pay:$107,000% High Meaning:-
Rank:251Major:Real Estate DevelopmentDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$66,600Mid-Career Pay:$107,200% High Meaning:-
Rank:259Major:Construction TechnologyDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$71,500Mid-Career Pay:$106,500% High Meaning:-
Rank:356Major:ToxicologyDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$53,900Mid-Career Pay:$97,400% High Meaning:-
Rank:378Major:Speech & DramaDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$45,100Mid-Career Pay:$95,900% High Meaning:-
Rank:364Major:HydrologyDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$53,400Mid-Career Pay:$96,900% High Meaning:-
Rank:368Major:Electronics & Computer TechnologyDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$60,500Mid-Career Pay:$96,600% High Meaning:-
Rank:344Major:TechnologyDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$63,200Mid-Career Pay:$98,700% High Meaning:-
Rank:58Major:Materials ScienceDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$76,700Mid-Career Pay:$136,200% High Meaning:-

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