22 College Majors With the Highest Starting Salaries

Which degrees really pay off?


22. Business and Information Technology

1/22

Median starting pay: $56,900
Median mid-career pay: $99,100
% change from starting to mid-career: +74%

21. Architectural Engineering

2/22

Median starting pay: $57,000
Median mid-career pay: $90,400
% change from starting to mid-career: +59%

20. Physics

3/22

Median starting pay: $57,200
Median mid-career pay: $105,100
% change from starting to mid-career: +85%

19. Electrical Engineering Technology

4/22

Median starting pay: $58,900
Median mid-career pay: $88,200
% change from starting to mid-career: +50%

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