Best College Majors by Salary

PayScale recently released the best college majors for undergrads by salary. Here are the top 10 and their mid-career median salaries:

#1 Petroleum Engineering: $155,000
#2 Chemical Engineering: $109,000
#3 Electrical Engineering: $103,000
#4 Materials Science & Engineering: $103,000
#5 Aerospace Engineering: $102,000
#6 Computer Engineering: $101,000
#7 Physics: $101,000
#8 Applied Mathematics: $98,600
#9 Computer Science: $97,900
#10 Nuclear Engineering: $97,800

And the Worst Paying College Majors?

Here are the 5 worst paying majors, according to the study, and their mid-career median salaries:

#1 Child and Family Studies: $40,500
#2 Elementary Education: $44,000
#3 Social Work: $44,300
#4 Culinary Arts: $46,800
#5 Special Education: $47,800

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