For college students deciding on a major, one factor to consider is potential salary coming out of college. STEM majors have the highest salaries in the five years after graduating college according to a 2016 report.
Glassdoor, a job search company, analyzed more than a hundred thousand resumes and salary reports to determine which majors have the highest starting salaries after graduation.
Base salaries in the top ten highest paying college majors range from $58,000 to $70,000. Mathematics degrees fall just short of the top ten mark, landing at number 12, but with a starting salary of $54,000.