Graduating from university never really guarantees you a well paid job but some degrees definitely give you a higher chance of finding one. According to Payscale, Petroleum Engineering is America's best bachelor degree by salary. Despite the revolution in renewable energy, petroleum engineers in the United States can expect to earn around $94,500 in the first five years of their career, with typical pay rising to $176,900.
This chart shows mid-career median pay by bachelor degree in 2019.
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