Wednesday, December 3, 2014

People With These College Majors Get The Biggest Pay Raises

Payscale, the creator of the world's largest compensation database with more than 40 million salary profiles, looked at the difference between starting salary (less than five years of experience) and mid-career pay (10 or more years of experience) by college major, to determined the 13 majors with the largest salary growth

13. Business & Information Technology (IT)

Common jobs: Information Technology (IT) Manager, Systems Analyst, Systems Administrator
Starting median pay: $56,900
Mid-career median pay: $99,100
Difference: $42,200 / 74.2%

12. Computer Science (CS) & Engineering

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Common jobs: Information Technology (IT) Architect, Software Developer, Programmer Analyst
Starting median pay: $66,700
Mid-career median pay: $112,600
Difference: $45,900 / 68.8%



11. Chemical Engineering

Common jobs: Chemical Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Process Engineer
Starting median pay: $69,600
Mid-career median pay: $116,700
Difference: $47,100 / 67.7%

10. Aviation Management

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Common jobs: Aviation/Aerospace Program Manager, Corporate Jet Aircraft Pilot
Starting median pay: $48,100
Mid-career median pay: $90,000
Difference: $41,900 / 87.1%


10. Aviation Management

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Common jobs:Aviation/Aerospace Program Manager, Corporate Jet Aircraft Pilot
Starting median pay: $48,100
Mid-career median pay: $90,000
Difference: $41,900 / 87.1%

9. Physics

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Common jobs: Physicist, IT Data Scientist
Starting median pay: $57,200
Mid-career median pay: $105,100
Difference: $47,900 / 83.7%

8. Electronics & Communications Engineering

Common jobs: Electronics Engineer
Starting median pay: $64,100
Mid-career median pay: $113,200
Difference: $49,100 / 76.6%

7. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Common jobs: Molecular Biologist, Research Scientist, Research Associate
Starting median pay: $44,700
Mid-career median pay: $88,800
Difference: $44,100 / 98.7%

6. Economics

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Common jobs: Economist, Management Consultant, Financial Analyst
Starting median pay: $51,400
Mid-career median pay: $97,700
Difference: $46,300 / 90.1%

5. Petroleum Engineering

Common jobs: Reservoir Engineer, Petroleum Engineer, Drilling Engineer
Starting median pay: $102,300
Mid-career median pay: $176,300
Difference: $74,000 / 72.3%

4. Statistics

Common jobs: Statistician, SAS Programmer, Data Analyst
Starting median pay: $54,900
Mid-career median pay: $103,100
Difference: $48,200 / 87.8%

3. Nuclear Engineering

Common jobs: Nuclear Engineer, Health Physicist
Starting median pay: $67,000
Mid-career median pay: $118,800
Difference: $51,800 / 77.3%

2. Government

Common job: Research Analyst
Starting median pay: $45,100
Mid-career median pay: $94,400
Difference: $49,300 / 109.3%

1. Actuarial Mathematics

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Common jobs: Actuary, Actuarial Analyst
Starting median pay: $60,800
Mid-career median pay: $119,600
Difference: $58,800 / 96.7%

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