The College Salary Report shows that the best bachelor degrees are mostly STEM-focused. STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) degrees continue to be some of the highest paying degrees on the College Salary Report year after year.
The report shows Early Career Pay, the median salary for alumni with 0-to-5 years of experience, Mid-Career Pay, the median salary for alumni with 10-plus years of experience, and Percentage High Meaning, the percentage of alumni who say their work makes the world a better place.
The following table shows the top 10 majors, and two other STEM degrees ranked in the top 25.
|Rank||Major||Early Career Pay||Mid-Career Pay||% High Meaning|
|2||Electrical Engineering & Computer Science||$88,000||$142,200||44%|
|3||Applied Economics and Management||$58,900||$140,000||69%|
|7||Electrical Power Engineering||$72,400||$134,700||63%|
|10||Aeronautics & Astronautics||$73,100||$131,600||59%|
|21||Human Computer Interaction||$74,300||$126,200||40%|
|24||Computer Systems Engineering||$74,100||$123,200||48%|
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