20. Office Management

Early Career: $37,800

Mid-Career: $53,400

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19. Psychology and Human Services

Early Career: $35,000

Mid-Career: $53,300

18. Youth Ministry

Early Career: $35,300

Mid-Career: $52,300

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17. Therapeutic Recreation

Early Career: $37,700

Mid-Career: $52,300

16. Community and Human Services

Early Career: $40,500

Mid-Career: $52,100

15. Christian Ministry

Early Career: $35,500

Mid-Career: $52,000

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14. Social Work

Early Career: $36,600

Mid-Career: $51,600

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13. Office Administration

Early Career: $38,200

Mid-Career: $51,200

12. Voice and Opera

Early Career: $32,900

Mid-Career: $50,800

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11. Human Services

Early Career: $36,600

Mid-Career: $50,700

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10. Baking and Pastry Arts

Early Career: $36,000

Mid-Career: $50,600

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9. Human Services Management

Early Career: $43,500

Mid-Career: $50,500

8. Counseling

Early Career: $37,100

Mid-Career: $49,300

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7. Recreational Therapy

Early Career: $36,400

Mid-Career: $49,200

6. Child Development

Early Career: $35,500

Mid-Career: $49,100

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5. Rehabilitation Counseling

Early Career: $38,000

Mid-Career: $46,100

4. Mental Health

Early Career: $35,200

Mid-Career: $42,500

3. Medical Assisting

Early Career: $35,100

Mid-Career: $42,300

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2. Addictions Counseling

Early Career: $38,800

Mid-Career: $42,200

1. Metalsmithing

Early Career: $38,300

Mid-Career: $38,400

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

Once again, ThinkAdvisor extracted the 20 worst-paying college majors from PayScale’s annual College Salary Report to accompany our recently published list of the 20 best-paying ones. We have excluded education majors, which comprised five of the 20 lowest paying degrees.

We ranked the majors by mid-career pay — the median salary for workers with 10 or more years of experience.

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 worst paying college majors in 2020.

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