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:776Major:Youth MinistryDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$42,800Mid-Career Pay:$61,700% High Meaning:74%
Rank:777Major:Therapeutic RecreationDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$44,900Mid-Career Pay:$61,500% High Meaning:83%
Rank:778Major:Community & Human ServicesDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$48,100Mid-Career Pay:$61,300% High Meaning:79%
Rank:778Major:Social Work (SW)Degree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$43,300Mid-Career Pay:$61,300% High Meaning:76%
Rank:780Major:Elementary EducationDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$45,800Mid-Career Pay:$60,700% High Meaning:68%
Rank:781Major:Office AdministrationDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$43,400Mid-Career Pay:$60,500% High Meaning:67%
Rank:782Major:Christian EducationDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$45,300Mid-Career Pay:$60,300% High Meaning:84%
Rank:783Major:CounselingDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$45,100Mid-Career Pay:$59,600% High Meaning:79%
Rank:783Major:Human Services (HS)Degree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$44,400Mid-Career Pay:$59,600% High Meaning:70%
Rank:785Major:Health & Human PerformanceDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$43,000Mid-Career Pay:$58,900% High Meaning:67%
Rank:786Major:Mental Health CounselingDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$40,600Mid-Career Pay:$58,500% High Meaning:-
Rank:786Major:Middle School EducationDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$47,200Mid-Career Pay:$58,500% High Meaning:76%
Rank:788Major:Child DevelopmentDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$42,200Mid-Career Pay:$57,900% High Meaning:73%
Rank:789Major:Recreational TherapyDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$44,900Mid-Career Pay:$57,200% High Meaning:84%
Rank:790Major:Early Childhood & Elementary EducationDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$43,400Mid-Career Pay:$56,500% High Meaning:76%
Rank:791Major:Outdoor EducationDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$42,200Mid-Career Pay:$55,200% High Meaning:51%
Rank:792Major:Baking & Pastry ArtsDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$42,400Mid-Career Pay:$54,900% High Meaning:38%
Rank:793Major:Mental HealthDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$42,700Mid-Career Pay:$52,900% High Meaning:76%
Rank:794Major:Child & Family StudiesDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$41,600Mid-Career Pay:$52,700% High Meaning:73%
Rank:795Major:Equine StudiesDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$40,300Mid-Career Pay:$52,500% High Meaning:50%
Rank:796Major:Addictions CounselingDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$45,900Mid-Career Pay:$52,200% High Meaning:78%
Rank:797Major:Nonprofit AdministrationDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$42,800Mid-Career Pay:$52,100% High Meaning:72%
Rank:798Major:Early Childhood EducationDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$41,700Mid-Career Pay:$50,600% High Meaning:77%
Rank:799Major:MetalsmithingDegree Type:BachelorsEarly Career Pay:$44,700Mid-Career Pay:$44,900% High Meaning:36%

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