Mid-career salary averages $168,000
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2015) — College students who want to rake in the cash might want to consider majoring in petroleum engineering. The average mid-career pay for employees with bachelor’s degrees in petroleum engineering is $168,000, highest among salaries for employees with a bachelor’s degree, according to Statista.
The second highest paying job is in nuclear engineering, at $121,000, states Statista. Next is actuarial mathematics ($119,000), chemical engineering ($118,000), electronics and communications engineering ($116,000), computer science and engineering ($115,000), systems engineering ($114,000), electrical and computer engineering ($114,000), aeronautical engineering ($113,000), computer engineering ($109,000) and mining engineering ($109,000).