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The Highest-Paying College Majors in 2022, Ranked

By CBS News

December 13, 2022

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PayScale's annual ranking of the highest-paying college majors ranks electrical engineering and computer science at No. 1, with early-career median pay (estimated salaries three years into a career path) of $119,200 annually, adjusted for inflation.

Computer systems engineering ranked No. 7 with an early-career median pay of $87,400.

Other computer science-related majors listed in the ranking include computational and applied mathematics (No. 11, $83,200), software engineering (No. 14, $81,800), computer science and mathematics (No. 27, $77,400), informatics (No. 28, $77,300), computer security (No. 42, $74,200), and robotics and automation (No. 60, $72,100).

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