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

Top 20 bachelor's degrees in the U.S. by mid-career pay 2017/18 This graph shows the list of bachelor's degrees with the highest mid-career salary in the U.S. in the academic year 2017/18. In 2017/18, petroleum engineering was ranked first with the mid-career salary of 175,500 U.S. dollars.
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Bachelor's degreeMid-career pay in U.S. dollars
Petroleum Engineering 175,500$
Actuarial Mathematics 131,700$
Actuarial Science 130,800$
Nuclear Engineering 127,500$
Chemical Engineering 124,500$
Marine Engineering 123,200$
Economics and Mathematics 122,900$
Geophysics 122,200$
Cognitive Science 121,900$
Electrical Power Engineering 119,100$
Aeronautical Engineering 118,800$
Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) 118,800$
Computer Systems Engineering 118,000$
Bioengineering (BioE) 116,800$
Computer Science (CS) & Engineering 116,800$
Computer Engineering (CE) 116,000$
Electrical Engineering (EE) 114,800$
Computer Science (CS) & Mathematics 114,400$
Industrial & Systems Engineering 114,400$
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering 113,800$
Industrial Distribution107,000$
Mining Engineering107,000$
Bachelor's degreeMid-career pay in U.S. dollars
Petroleum Engineering 175,500$
Actuarial Mathematics 131,700$
Actuarial Science 130,800$
Nuclear Engineering 127,500$
Chemical Engineering 124,500$
Marine Engineering 123,200$
Economics and Mathematics 122,900$
Geophysics 122,200$
Cognitive Science 121,900$
Electrical Power Engineering 119,100$
Aeronautical Engineering 118,800$
Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) 118,800$
Computer Systems Engineering 118,000$
Bioengineering (BioE) 116,800$
Computer Science (CS) & Engineering 116,800$
Computer Engineering (CE) 116,000$
Electrical Engineering (EE) 114,800$
Computer Science (CS) & Mathematics 114,400$
Industrial & Systems Engineering 114,400$
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering 113,800$
Industrial Distribution107,000$
Mining Engineering107,000$

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This graph shows the list of bachelor's degrees with the highest mid-career salary in the U.S. in the academic year 2017/18. In 2017/18, petroleum engineering was ranked first with the mid-career salary of 175,500 U.S. dollars.
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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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