Highest Paying College Degrees 2011

December 4, 2011 by staff 

Highest Paying College Degrees 2011, It seems pretty clear that if you’re going to make a decent living in Michigan — or anywhere in this country — you have to get some skills and you probably have to go to college.

Using census data, The Wall Street Journalanlyzed what the median salaries are for 170 college majors. If you want to be able to pay the bills, consider studying one of the subjects in the top 10.

Here are the top-10 highest-paying college majors and median annual earnings:

Petroleum engineering, $127,000

Pharmacy pharmaceutical sciences and administration, $105,000

Mining and mineral engineering, $101,000

Nuclear engineering, $96,000

Naval architecture and marine engineering, $96,000

Mathematics and computer science, $91,000

Military technologies, $86,000

Chemical engineering, $86,000

Metallurgical engineering, $86,000

Electrical engineering, $86,000

Here are the top-10 lowest-paying college majors and median annual earnings:

School student counseling, $20,000
Counseling psychology, $34,000

Educational psychology, $35,000

Visual and performing arts, $36,000

Library science, $36,000

Early childhood education, $37,000

Studio arts, $37,000

Theology and religious vocations, $38,000

Teacher education: multiple levels, $38,000

Human services and community organization, $38,000

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