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I got query from many Students regarding the other Fields/Majors Starting Salary. So This Table Contains The Entire List Of Majors and their Starting Salary. It also Contains their Mid Career Salary. This Table has been provided by the PayScale Website. The Payscale Website conducted a research and this is their report regarding the Starting and Mid Career Salary of different Fields/Majors. If the Rank is the same means those two Majors/Fields are tied.

Rank Major Start Salary Mid Career Salary
1 Petroleum Engineering $98,000 $163,000
2 Aerospace Engineering $62,500 $118,000
3 Actuarial Mathematics $56,100 $112,000
4 Chemical Engineering $67,500 $111,000
5 Nuclear Engineering $66,800 $107,000
6 Electrical Engineering (EE) $63,400 $106,000
7 Computer Engineering (CE) $62,700 $105,000
8 Applied Mathematics $50,800 $102,000
9 Computer Science (CS) $58,400 $100,000
10 Statistics $49,300 $99,500
11 Physics $51,200 $99,100
12 Mechanical Engineering (ME) $60,100 $98,400
13 Biomedical Engineering (BME) $54,900 $98,200
14 Government $42,000 $95,600
15 Economics $48,500 $94,900
16 International Relations $40,600 $93,000
17 Materials Science & Engineering $60,100 $91,900
18 Industrial Engineering (IE) $59,900 $91,200
19 Software Engineering $59,100 $90,700
20 Environmental Engineering $47,900 $89,700
21 Geology $45,000 $89,400
22 Civil Engineering (CE) $53,800 $88,800
23 Management Information Systems (MIS) $51,600 $88,600
24 Biochemistry (BCH) $43,200 $88,500
25 Chemistry $44,700 $87,500
26 Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) $58,400 $86,900
27 Information Systems (IS) $50,900 $86,700
28 Construction Management $49,500 $86,100
29 Mathematics $48,500 $85,800
30 Finance $47,700 $85,400
31 Molecular Biology $40,100 $84,900
32 Computer Information Systems (CIS) $49,000 $84,800
33 Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) $52,900 $83,400
34 Biotechnology $41,400 $82,800
35 Information Technology (IT) $48,900 $81,700
36 Industrial Technology (IT) $49,700 $81,300
37 Food Science $44,000 $81,100
38 Civil Engineering Technology (CET) $49,500 $80,500
39 Industrial Design (ID) $43,600 $80,300
40 Urban Planning $39,000 $79,900
41 Advertising $37,800 $77,100
42 Film Production $37,500 $76,700
42 Supply Chain Management $50,500 $76,700
44 Marketing Management $40,700 $76,600
44 Telecommunications $41,600 $76,600
44 International Business $42,500 $76,600
47 Global & International Studies $40,200 $76,500
48 Microbiology $39,700 $76,200
49 Occupational Health and Safety $49,600 $76,000
50 Classics $35,300 $75,900
51 Architecture $41,900 $75,200
52 Linguistics $38,300 $74,900
53 Political Science (PolySci) $40,300 $74,700
54 Accounting $44,300 $74,500
55 Marketing & Communications $39,100 $73,900
56 Environmental Science $39,800 $73,600
57 American Studies $40,900 $72,800
58 Philosophy $38,300 $72,600
59 Biology $39,100 $72,200
60 Literature $39,200 $72,000
61 History $39,000 $70,200
61 Nursing $54,100 $70,200
63 Business $41,400 $70,000
64 Zoology $36,500 $69,700
65 Agriculture $38,000 $69,300
66 Health Sciences $39,000 $68,700
67 German $41,300 $68,500
68 Communications $38,900 $68,400
69 Geography $39,800 $67,400
70 Landscape Architecture $40,600 $66,300
71 Spanish $35,900 $65,900
72 Hotel Management $40,400 $65,800
73 English $38,100 $65,500
73 Forestry $42,000 $65,500
75 French $39,500 $65,100
76 Public Relations (PR) $36,500 $65,000
77 Multimedia and Web Design $40,500 $64,900
78 Journalism $36,800 $64,700
79 Speech Communication $38,700 $64,400
79 Radio & Television $35,900 $64,400
81 Fashion Design $36,300 $63,900
82 Liberal Arts $35,300 $62,500
83 Hospitality & Tourism $36,400 $62,300
84 Anthropology $36,000 $61,400
85 Human Resources (HR) $39,200 $61,200
86 Medical Technology $49,600 $60,200
86 Psychology $35,200 $60,200
88 Humanities $35,600 $60,100
89 Public Administration $41,500 $59,700
90 Drama $39,300 $58,900
91 Visual Communication $36,700 $58,700
92 Religious Studies $34,900 $58,400
92 Organizational Management (OM) $40,700 $58,400
94 Broadcasting $31,800 $58,300
95 Fashion Merchandising $37,600 $58,100
96 Nutrition $40,600 $57,900
97 Health Care Administration $39,600 $57,800
98 Sports Management $35,300 $57,600
99 Interior Design $35,300 $57,500
100 Art $34,400 $56,700
100 Criminal Justice $35,200 $56,700
100 Sociology $36,000 $56,700
103 Social Science $37,600 $56,300
104 Kinesiology $34,100 $56,000
105 Photography $35,700 $55,600
105 Theater $33,200 $55,600
107 Graphic Design $35,500 $55,500
108 Recreation & Leisure Studies $34,900 $55,300
109 Horticulture $36,800 $55,100
110 Education $37,200 $55,000
111 Exercise Science $31,300 $54,400
112 Dietetics $44,100 $54,300
113 Art History $36,400 $54,000
114 Physical Education $33,400 $53,900
115 Fine Arts $31,800 $53,700
116 Animal Science $33,300 $53,200
117 Paralegal/Law $36,500 $52,100
118 Public Health (PH) $35,000 $51,300
119 Music $34,600 $51,100
120 Biblical Studies $32,500 $51,000
120 Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) $37,500 $51,000
122 Theology $32,400 $50,700
123 Sports Medicine $35,700 $50,300
124 Athletic Training $34,400 $49,800
125 Culinary Arts $31,000 $49,700
126 Special Education $33,900 $48,900
127 Human Development $33,100 $47,800
128 Elementary Education $31,400 $46,000
129 Social Work (SW) $33,100 $45,300
130 Child and Family Studies $29,300 $37,700

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Ranking of Majors Based On PayScale

9 thoughts on “Ranking of Majors Based On PayScale

  • September 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm
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    i am from ece back ground. is it possible to change to cs after 1st sem by studying prerequisites in 1st sem. is it better to change to cs or continue in ee itself. what are the job opportunities after my ms in cs or ee. if i done ms in ee ,is there a chance to change to do job relating to IT sector or if i want to come back to india after my ms in cs or ee. finally which is better.

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    • September 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm
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      Firstly, If you want to pursue MS in CS and you are from EE then you need to study some prerequisite courses which Universities will suggest you to do when you are in 1st Semester. These courses will vary from one University to Another.
      Secondly, Job Opportunities are there for both CS as well as EE. So do not worry about that.
      Thirdly, Many Students switch to IT from varied backgrounds. So you can switch to IT.
      Finally, I would suggest you to pursue the Field that you really are interested in. Every field has opportunities and EE is one of the biggest field which has lots of opportunities in the US

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  • October 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm
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    Thank u for ur suggestion. But if i want to come to india after ms which major is best. and if i want a job in big mnc’s like microsoft,IBM etc…, which major is better and is there any chance to do job in IT sector even if I studied ms in ee. Finally which major can increase our salaries faster and riskless.

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    • October 2, 2012 at 3:36 am
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      Yes there are a lots of chances in getting an IT job even though you have done EE. See both the fields are good when it comes to salaries. So do not worry about that. Just pursue the course which you really like to pursue

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  • October 6, 2012 at 4:47 am
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    It is indeed pretty sad how people underrate Chemical Engineering in India.

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  • October 9, 2012 at 7:19 pm
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    HI SRINIVAS RAGHU,

    It could be of immense help to those who aspire to do masters in Aerospace Aeronautical Engineering if you could have a page regarding aerospace universities and their rankings with minimum GRE and TOEFL scores listed. Also a kind request is that a post regarding universities and their acceptable minimum scores and tuition fees for masters — as you have listed region wise universities Indian Associations — for those who wanna take an aerie look will also be very much helpful.
    Awaiting for such an articles…..
    Thanks and Regards,
    Syed Hasson.

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  • May 23, 2013 at 6:33 am
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    I wonder where you get this information :/ Are these general.. were they collected from companies through surveys or something ?

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  • April 24, 2016 at 11:39 am
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    Can u please tell me which university would be better for ms in mechanical stream.and job opportunies over there.

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