10 Highest Paying Degrees (2011)

Posted on August 25, 2011

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According to OnlineDegrees.com, the following ten degrees are the highest paying for 2011 grads.

 

1.) Petroleum Engineering

Median starting salary: $97,900

Mid-career average: $155,000

2.) Chemical Engineering

Median starting salary: $64,500

Mid-career average: $109,000

3.) Electrical Engineering

Median starting salary: $61,300

Mid-career average: $103,000

4.) Materials Science & Engineering

Median starting salary: $60,400

Mid-career average: $103,000

5.) Aerospace Engineering

Median starting salary: $60,700

Mid-career average: $102,000

6.) Computer Engineering

Median starting salary: $61,800

Mid-career average: $101,000

7.) Physics

Median starting salary: $49,800

Mid-career average: $101,000

8.) Applied Mathematics

Median starting salary: $52,600

Mid-career average: $98,600

9.) Computer Science

Median starting salary: $56,600

Mid-career average: $97,900

10.) Nuclear Engineering

Median starting salary: $65,100

Mid-career average: $97,800

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