31. (tie) Theater Starting Salary: $36,500 | 31. (tie) Art Starting Salary: $36,500
29. Health Services Administration Starting Pay: $36,300 | 28. Bible Studies Starting Salary: $36,200
27. Athletic Training Starting Salary: $36,000 | 26. (tie) English Teacher Education Starting Salary: $35,90
26. (tie) Family & Consumer Science Starting Salary: $35,900 | 26. (tie) Exercise Science Starting Salary: $35,900
23. (tie) Animal Science Starting Salary: $35,800 | 23. (tie) Behavioral Science Starting Salary: $35,800

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21. Health Starting Salary: $35,700 | 20. (tie) Broadcast Communication Starting Salary: $35,600
20. (tie) Zoology Starting Salary: $35,600 | 18. Art Teacher Education Starting Salary: $35,300
17. (tie) Paralegal Studies Starting Salary: $35,200 | 17. (tie) Therapeutic Recreation Starting Salary: $35,200
15. Technical Theater Starting Salary: $35,100 | 14. Special Education Starting Salary: $35,000
13. Bible Studies & Theology Starting Salary: $34,900 | 12. Early Childhood & Elementary Education Starting Salary: $34,800

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21. Food • Individuals globally: 7.2% • North Americans: 6%
9. Human Services Starting Salary: $34,000 | 8. Social Work Starting Salary: $33,800
7. Culinary Arts & Culinary Management Starting Salary: $33,600 | 6. Culinary Arts Starting Salary: $33,100
5. Youth Ministry Staring Salary: $32,900 | 4. Pastoral Ministry Starting Salary: $32,800
3. Child Development Starting Salary: $32,000 | 2. Child & Family Studies Starting Salary: $31,400

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1. Early Childhood Education Starting Salary: $30,700

Mama, don’t let your babies grow up to be cooks, clergy or child care specialists, at least if they want to find high-paying jobs once they graduate college, according to findings of PayScale.com in its 2016-2017 College Salary Report.  Of the 336 majors ranked, those involving caring for people or feeding them averaged some of the lowest starting salaries.

But take heart, young graduates: The job landscape is full of CEOs, TV chefs and even investment managers who eschewed better-paying math and science majors and still climbed well beyond the average pay levels shown here.

(Related: 30 Best Paying College Majors: 2017 and 20 Best Paying Jobs for College Business Majors: 2017)

The rankings above are based on data collected by PayScale from 983 universities and include graduates with bachelor’s degrees in 336 disciplines. The universities surveyed include 85% of U.S. schools with an enrollment of more than 5,000 and 62% of schools with enrollment over 1,000, using a sample size of 1.4 million “degree holding, full-time, civilian employees working in the U.S.”

Check out the worst paying college majors of 2017 in the carousel above.

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