Top 20 Best Paying College Degrees

July 28, 2010

It pays to be good at math.  The college degrees that lead to the highest salaries all involve high-level mathematics.

A survey posted on CBS MoneyWatch of salaries by college degrees shows engineering majors dominate the list. For undergraduates, seven of the top 10 college degrees, according to PayScale, Inc., belong to engineering majors. The best paying college degree of all — by a long shot — is petroleum engineering.

Click here to see the list of top degrees and what they pay starting out and mid-career.