The highest-paying college majors in 2022, ranked

By Jennifer Martin
Published: 02:32 PM December 7, 2022
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What are the highest-paying college majors in 2022?

A gloomy economy has many college graduates worried about their job prospects. 

But some college majors appear to offer better-than-average chances at a lucrative career. Compensation software and data company Payscale tracks the highest-paying college majors yearly, using early-career median pay — estimated salaries three years into a career path. Payscale also adjusted the figures for inflation.

For this ranking, we paired that data with groups of similar majors (think electrical engineering and electrical power engineering). The study includes only bachelor's degrees.

Which majors are the highest-paying? Read on to find out.

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