Top Paid Math and Science Majors

Top-Paid Math and Science Majors

Math and science majors received the third-highest average salary projections among bachelor's degree categories. Physics majors received the highest projection-$64,625. In the computer and electronics manufacturing industry, anticipated starting salaries for these majors average $66,625. (See Figure 1.) Construction science, mathematics/statistics, and chemistry majors also are expected to receive top average salaries among math and science majors.
 

Figure 1: Top-paid math and science majors at the bachelor's level
Major
Average Starting Salary
Physics
$64,625
Construction Science
$56,750
Mathematics/Statistics
$56,714
Chemistry
$55,750
Geology/geological sciences
$53,079
Environmental science
$51,811
Biology/biological sciences
$51,218

source: January 2015 Salary Survey National Association of Colleges and Employers




Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.