Undergraduate college degrees associated with the highest (and lowest) salaries

September 8, 2009 at 9:11 pm 4 comments

From payscale.com, the top 10 undergraduate major disciplines with the highest salary are in the following chart:

Best Undergrad College Degrees By Salary
Degrees Degrees
Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees. Typical starting graduates have 2 years of experience; mid-career have 15 years. See full methodology for more.

The majors associated with the lowest salaries:

Spanish $35,600 starting median salary / $52,600 mid-career median salary

Music $34,000 / $52,000

Theology $34,800 / $51,500

Elementary education $33,000 / $42,400

Social work $33,400 / $41,600

To see where horticulture, philosophy, fashion design, psychology, and urban planning degrees rank, view the complete list of salaries by undergraduate major.

Related: It doesn’t pay to think.


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