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20 Best Paying College Majors (That Aren’t Engineering): 2020

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(Related: 20 Worst Paying College Majors (That Aren’t Education): 2020)

ThinkAdvisor once again gathered the 20 best paying college majors from PayScale’s annual College Salary Report.

We ranked the majors on mid-career pay — median salaries earned by holders of bachelor’s degrees with 10 or more years’ experience — as opposed to just starting salary, or 0–5 years’ experience.

We omitted engineering degrees, as these continually dominate the top of the list. In the 2020 rankings, engineering comprised 8 of the top 20 best-paying majors. Petroleum engineering took the top spot, with bachelor’s degree holders in that field earning a median $182,000 a year at mid-career.

The College Salary Report collected alumni compensation data representing 835 majors at 1,736 colleges and universities across the U.S. Click through the gallery to see the best paying college majors in 2020.

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