Best-Paying and Worst-Paying Master’s Degrees

This news item on Best-Paying and Worst-Paying Master’s Degrees from Monster.com gives some statistics on salaries for the various degrees. As always, Engineering, Computing and Finance come on top.

I found it interesting, however, that Monster lists "programmer" as the career choice for other majors. For example, the highes't paid Master's is in EE, but one of the jobs is as a software developer:

1. Master’s in Electrical Engineering
Median Pay: $121,000
Possible Jobs: Senior systems engineer ($124,000), software developer ($112,000), senior electrical engineer ($108,000)

For Physics, the highest paying job is as a software engineer:

5. Master’s in Physics
Median Pay: $113,000
Possible Jobs: Senior software engineer ($112,000), physicist ($93,400), secondary school teacher ($70,000)

All CS majors work in computers:

6. Master’s in Computer Science
Median Pay: $109,000
Possible Jobs: Software architect ($124,000), IT project manager ($109,000), software developer ($96,100)