A report from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce analyzed annual wages for 137 college majors. It found that after a year, the salary difference between the highest- and lowest-paying major is $97,000. “Over a lifetime, the average difference between the lowest and the highest paying majors is $3.4 million,” according to the report.
The highest-paid majors were among the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, and the lowest earning majors were with early childhood education and human services and community organization.
Here’s the top 25 list of college majors with the highest salary potential:In this video’s Q&A — The Georgetown CEW discusses the difference in college major salary potentials and the factors a student should consider when choosing a major.