10 College Majors with the Highest Paying, Computer Engineering to Physics

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One of the strongest considerations in choosing major is to look at career prospects in the future. In addition to the need for a lot of industry jobs, college majors are also important because they can produce high salaries.

Quoting the Fortune page, engineering is the college major that has the highest income for early careers. This is due to the high industry demand for specialist technical majors.

Based on data from the New York Fed, graduates with more specialized majors such as engineering and computer science earn the highest starting salaries of $70,000 per year or around Rp. 88 million per month.

However, Jaison Abel, assistant vice president and head of regional analysis at the New York Fed, said students need to remember it’s important that a degree isn’t just about earning a high income.

“Work is an important part of life, so career path satisfaction is key,” he explains.

10 Major with the Highest Average Salary:

Recent data from the Fed shows that the top 10 college majors with the highest average salaries are as follows.

1. Computer Engineering

$74,000 per year or approximately IDR 88 million per month (Exchange rate IDR 14,563)

2. Computer Science

$70,000 per year or around IDR 84 million per month

3. Aerospace Engineering

$70,000 per year or around IDR 84 million per month

4. Chemical Engineering

$70,000 per year or around IDR 84 million per month

5. Electrical Engineering

$70,000 per year or around IDR 84 million per month

6. Industrial Engineering

$69,000 per year or around IDR 83.7 million per month

7. Mechanical Engineering

$68,000 per year or around IDR 82.5 million per month

8. Civil Engineering

$63,000 per year or around IDR 76.4 million per month

9. Economy

$60,000 per year or around IDR 72.8 million per month

10. Physics

$55,000 per year or around IDR 66.7 million per month

Well, that’s 10 major with the highest average salary according to the New York Fed report. Is there a Detikers dream major?

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