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Indiana University Bloomington

Undergraduate Program

Best Undergrad College Degrees By Salary

Best Undergrad College Degrees By Salary Starting Median Salary Mid-Career Median Salary
1 Chemical Engineering $63,200 $107,000
2 Computer Engineering $61,400 $105,000
3 Electrical Engineering $60,900 $103,000
4 Aerospace Engineering $57,700 $101,000
5 Economics $50,100 $98,600
6 Physics $50,300 $97,300
7 Computer Science $55,900 $95,500
8 Industrial Engineering $57,700 $94,700
9 Mechanical Engineering $57,900 $93,600
10 Math $45,400 $92,400
11 Physician Assistant $74,300 $91,700
12 Civil Engineering $53,900 $90,500
13 Construction $53,700 $88,900
14 Finance $47,900 $88,300
15 Management Information Systems (MIS) $49,200 $82,300
16 Philosophy $39,900 $81,200
17 International Relations $40,900 $80,900
18 Chemistry $42,600 $79,900
19 Marketing $40,800 $79,600
20 Geology $43,500 $79,500
21 Political Science $40,800 $78,200
22 Accounting $46,000 $77,100
23 Architecture $41,600 $76,800
24 Information Technology (IT) $49,100 $74,800
25 Business Management $43,000 $72,100
26 Agriculture $42,600 $71,900
27 History $39,200 $71,000
28 Communications $38,100 $70,000
29 Film $37,900 $68,500
30 Nursing $54,200 $67,000
31 Journalism $35,600 $66,700
32 Geography $41,200 $65,500
33 Art History $35,800 $64,900
34 Biology $38,800 $64,800
35 English $38,000 $64,700
36 Forestry $39,100 $62,600
37 Anthropology $36,800 $61,500
38 Health Care Administration $38,800 $60,600
39 Psychology $35,900 $60,400
40 Graphic Design $35,700 $59,800
41 Sociology $36,500 $58,200
42 Hospitality & Tourism $37,800 $57,500
43 Drama $35,900 $56,900
44 Criminal Justice $35,000 $56,300
45 Nutrition $39,900 $55,300
46 Music $35,900 $55,000
47 Interior Design $36,100 $53,200
48 Spanish $34,000 $53,100
49 Education $34,900 $52,000
50 Religion $34,100 $52,000

Source: 2008 survey by http://www.payscale.com/2008-best-colleges/degrees.asp