The Economic Value of a Computer Major

A Georgetown University census of more than 3 million bachelor's degree-holders in America titled What's it Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors reveals that Engineering and Computing degrees offer the highest salaries. They also have in-depth analysis for computer majors.

Major Group

Median Wages 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Popularity Percent Obtaining Graduate Degree Earnings Boost from Graduate Degree
$75,000 $53,000 $102,000  8.2%  37%  32%
$70,000 $48,000 $100,000  5.1%  32%  31%

$60,000 $40,000 $90,000  25.0%  21%  40%
$60,000 $45,000 $80,000  6.9%  31%  50%
$59,000 $38,000 $87,000  2.8%  48%  70%
$55,000 $38,000 $87,000  6.9%  40%  57%
$50,000 $35,000 $75,000  1.6%  27%  35%
$50,000 $34,000 $75,000  5.9%  20%  25%
$50,000 $33,000 $75,000  1.6%  20%  35%
$50,000 $36,000 $74,000  2.3%  24%  45%
$50,000 $35,000 $75,000  3.5%  54%  101%
$47,000 $32,000 $70,000   9.7%  41%  48%
$44,000 $30,000 $65,000  4.6%  23%  23%
$42,000 $32,000 $55,000  10.6%  44%  33%
$42,000  $30,000 $62,000  5.4%  45%  43%