Highest paying associate's degrees in the U.S. in 2017/18, by mid-career salary (in U.S. dollars)

Top 20 associate's degrees in the U.S. by mid-career pay 2017/18 This graph shows the list of associate's degrees with highest mid-career salary in the U.S. in the academic year 2017/18. In 2017/18, instrumental technology was ranked first with the mid-career salary of 92,500 U.S. dollars.
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Associate's degreeMid-career pay in U.S. dollars
Instrumentation Technology 92,500$
Radiation Therapy 87,500$
Management Information Systems (MIS) 78,800$
Nuclear Medicine Technology 74,600$
Construction Management 73,400$
Electrical Engineering (EE) 73,200$
Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) 72,600$
Engineering 72,500$
Economics 72,400$
Nursing Science 72,400$
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 72,000$
Computer Engineering (CE) 70,800$
Dental Hygiene 70,700$
Computer Science (CS) & Engineering 70,300$
Civil Engineering (CE) 70,100$
Robotics & Automation 70,000$
Computer Programming 69,900$
Computer Science (CS) 69,400$
Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) 69,400$
Industrial Electronic Technology 69,400$
Associate's degreeMid-career pay in U.S. dollars
Instrumentation Technology 92,500$
Radiation Therapy 87,500$
Management Information Systems (MIS) 78,800$
Nuclear Medicine Technology 74,600$
Construction Management 73,400$
Electrical Engineering (EE) 73,200$
Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) 72,600$
Engineering 72,500$
Economics 72,400$
Nursing Science 72,400$
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 72,000$
Computer Engineering (CE) 70,800$
Dental Hygiene 70,700$
Computer Science (CS) & Engineering 70,300$
Civil Engineering (CE) 70,100$
Robotics & Automation 70,000$
Computer Programming 69,900$
Computer Science (CS) 69,400$
Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) 69,400$
Industrial Electronic Technology 69,400$

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This graph shows the list of associate's degrees with highest mid-career salary in the U.S. in the academic year 2017/18. In 2017/18, instrumental technology was ranked first with the mid-career salary of 92,500 U.S. dollars.
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Release date
August 2017
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United States
Survey time period
2017-2018
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Mid-career salary is defined as the median salary for alumni with 10 or more years of work experience.

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