Top 20 associate's degrees in the U.S. by mid-career pay 2019/20

This statistic shows the list of associate's degrees with highest mid-career salary in the U.S. in the academic year 2019/20. In 2019/20, physician assistant studies was ranked first with the mid-career salary of 98,300 U.S. dollars.

Highest paying associate's degrees in the U.S. in 2019/20, by mid-career salary

Associate's degreeMid-career pay in U.S. dollars
Physician Assistant Studies98,300
Radiation Therapy93,300
Software Engineering90,700
Project Management89,300
Computer Science (CS) & Engineering83,700
Fire Protection Engineering83,100
Instrumentation Technology81,700
Instrumentation & Control81,200
Biomedical Engineering (BME)80,900
Biomedical Engineering Technology80,700
Construction Project Management80,600
Nuclear Medicine79,800
Network Engineering79,500
Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound78,900
Electrical Engineering (EE)78,000
Web Development77,200
Occupational Health and Safety77,000
Construction Management76,700
Industrial Design (ID)76,400
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Release date

August 2019


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Mid-career salary is defined as the median salary for alumni with 10 or more years of work experience.

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