The 10 highest- and lowest-earning college majors

By Unigo
07/14/2015
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Good news for engineering majors; statistics say you’ll probably be out-earning your peers when you graduate. Based on data analysis from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, Forbes has compiled a list of the top 10 highest- and lowest-earning majors.

Highest-earning majors:

  1. Petroleum engineering - $136,000
  2. Pharmaceutical sciences and administration - $136,000
  3. Metallurgical engineering - $98,000
  4. Mining and mineral engineering - $97,000
  5. Chemical engineering - $96,000
  6. Electric engineering - $93,000
  7. Aerospace engineering - $90,000
  8. Mechanical engineering - $87,000
  9. Computer engineering - $87,000
  10. Geological and geophysical engineering - $87,000

Lowest-earning majors:

  1. Early childhood education - $39,000
  2. Human services and community organization - $41,000
  3. Studio arts - $42,000
  4. Social work - $42,000
  5. Teacher education - $42,000
  6. Visual and performing arts - $42,000
  7. Theology and religious vocations - $43,000
  8. Elementary education - $43,000
  9. Drama and theater arts - $45,000
  10. Family and consumer sciences - $45,000

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