The Highest-Paying Jobs and Majors

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MANAGEMENT AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ALSO YIELD STRONG RETURNS

Taking a step back to undergraduate business majors, aspiring bankers and accountants aren’t the only ones who reap the rewards of a business degree. Along with finance and real estate, economics majors managed to clear $100,000 by mid-career. Management science ($95,000) and marketing and international business ($94,800) also yielded respectable livings, as did operations and supply chain management ($92,200).

At the opposite end, human resources continued to lag behind other business majors, with graduates reporting less than $70,000 annual median paychecks by mid-career. Accounting also takes a back seat to its more glamorous finance cousin, as pay differences ranged from $7,000 a year at best to $34,000 at worst. Entrepreneurship is also a hit-or-miss proposition, with students majoring in entrepreneurship eventually earning $74,000 by mid-career.

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