Best and Worst College Degrees by Earnings Potential


With colleges starting back this month it is useful to look at the earning potential of various degrees. According to a recent survey, below are the Top Ten and Bottom Ten degrees.  If you don’t see your degree listed, you can check out the complete survey results at Payscale.com.


Top Ten


Starting


Mid-Career

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


Bottom Ten


Starting


Mid-career

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

One response to “Best and Worst College Degrees by Earnings Potential

  1. math is the difference.

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