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The 13 Best-Paying College Majors: PayScale List

07/26/2011 08:36 am 08:36:02 | Updated Sep 25, 2011

You've worked hard in your major, now how will your major pay you back? According to salary data site PayScale, engineers of many different stripes are poised to earn the most money over the course of their careers. At mid-career, the average petroleum engineer earns a whopping $155,000 per year (perhaps more if he or she went to Princeton). Below, check out which other majors pay off over time.

What did you major in? Has it paid off? Or do you wish you had done something else? Weigh in below.

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