U.S. - top paying majors, by degree level 2016/17

This graph shows the list of highest paying majors in the U.S. in 2016/17, distinguished by degree level. In 2016/17, median pay with a PhD in statistics after 20 years of work experience totaled to 172,000 U.S. dollars.

Top paying majors in the United States in 2016/17, by degree level

Major and degreePay in U.S. dollars
Associate's Degree
(Political Science)
86,100$
Bachelor's Degree
(Petroleum Engineering)
185,000$
Master's Degree
(International Business)
158,000$
MBA
(Strategy)
175,000$
PhD
(Statistics)
172,000$
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Source

Release date

September 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016-2017

Supplementary notes

Median salary for alumni with 20 or more years of work experience is shown.

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