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Forbes Ranks College Majors by Average Starting Salary

Maybe your degree doesn't hold the title of most lucrative college major, but that hardly means all your four years got you was a meager paycheck.

Forbes gathered median salary information from for 20 popular majors, and while all jobs were included in the study anyone with an advanced degree was not part of it. PayScale's director of quantitative analysis commented that those with majors in economics, finance, and math have remarkable earning potential that can be realized with some experience.

  1. Computer Engineering
  2. Economics
  3. Electrical Engineering
  4. Computer Science
  5. Mechanical Engineering
  6. Finance
  7. Mathematics
  8. Civil Engineering
  9. Political Science
  10. Marketing

There are ten more on the list so just


  1. Accounting
  2. History
  3. Business Management
  4. Communications
  5. English
  6. Biology
  7. Sociology
  8. Graphic Design
  9. Psychology
  10. Criminal Justice


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