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30 best paying college majors: 2014

As college degrees become almost mandatory for landing a decent job, find out which majors give the best chance to start a high-paying career

Data reveals who gets the big paydays.
Data reveals who gets the big paydays.

With college graduation season upon us, it’s again time to take a look at which majors garner the most pay.

For all of the jobs in the Top 30, starting pay was up over last year. Engineering and science occupations continued their stranglehold on the top third of the rankings. For the record, still coming in dead last is Child and Family Studies with a starting salary of $30,300 and a mid-career salary (15 years in) of $37,200.

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30. Mathematics

Occupational health and safety

28. Economics

Computer information systems

26 (tie). Computer Information Systems

Construction management

24. Construction Management


22. Statistics


21 (tie). Supply Chain Management

Mechanical engineering

18. Management Information Systems


16. Civil Engineering

Electrical engineering

14. Electrical  Engineering Technology

Biomedical engineering

12. Biomedical Engineering

Mechanical engineering

10. Software Engineering

Industrial engineering

8. Industrial Engineering

Aerospace engineering

6. Aerospace Engineering

Nuclear engineering

4. Computer Engineering

Petroleum engineering

2. Chemical Engineering

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