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

This statistic shows the leading bachelor's degrees with the highest mid-career salary in the U.S. in the academic year 2019/20. In 2019/20, petroleum engineering was ranked first with the mid-career salary of 176,900 U.S. dollars.

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

Bachelor's degreeMid-career pay in U.S. dollars
Petroleum Engineering 176,900
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS)142,200
Applied Economics and Management140,000
Operations Research137,100
Political Economy136,200
Actuarial Mathematics135,100
Electrical Power Engineering134,700
Business Analysis133,200
Aeronautics & Astronautics131,600
Public Accounting130,800
Systems Engineering130,400
Quantitative Business Analysis130,000
Aerospace Studies129,600
Chemical Engineering/Materials Science & Engineering127,900
Economics and Mathematics127,700
Actuarial Science127,300
Chemical Engineering127,200
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Release date

August 2019


United States

Survey time period


Special properties

Bachelor's degree holder

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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