Salary Database By College Major
The Wall Street Journal has an interactive, sortable salary database for 50 college majors, with columns for median starting salary, mid-career median salary, percent change from starting to mid-career salary, etc.
One interesting finding is that Economics graduates ($50,100) start out lower than any of the engineering grads ($58,000 to $63,000), but have greater long-run salary potential. Reason: Economics has one of the highest percentage increases from starting salary to mid-career salary, ranking #4 out of 50, with 96.8%, compared to engineering (60-75%).
Further, if you click and sort the last column "Mid-career 90th Percentile Salary," you'll see Economics at the top of the list with $210,000, followed by Finance ($195,000) and Chemicial Engineering ($194,000).
HT: Newmark's Door