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The 10 college majors that promise the quickest increase in salary

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We've highlighted the college majors with the highest starting salaries but which majors will get you a raise soonest?

According to a recent report by Expert Market, which analyzed data from Payscale's 2016-2017 College Salary Report, those studying math or media and communications are in luck — they can expect to earn about 80% more than their starting salary after 10 years on the job:

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Expert Market then looked at over 200 specific majors to determine which ones offer the fastest salary progression 10 years after graduating.

"When broken down by subject, the report threw up some interesting and quite unexpected findings," Karla McDougall of Expert Market reports. "Despite not being a career well known for its high earnings potential, students who major in Aviation Management claimed the top spot."

Read on to see which other degrees join aviation management in the top 10.

You may notice that some majors are very similar ("physics" and "physics and mathematics," for example) — PayScale separates these majors to distinguish the students that double majored or did integrated degrees.

Physics

Average starting salary: $55,100

Average salary 10 years after graduating: $108,000

Percent increase: 96%

Applied mathematics

Average starting salary: $56,100

Average salary 10 years after graduating: $110,000

Percent increase: 96%

Physics and mathematics

Average starting salary: $56,200

Average salary 10 years after graduating: $111,000

Percent increase: 98%

Chemical engineering
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Molecular biology

Average starting salary: $45,500

Average salary 10 years after graduating: $90,100

Percent increase: 98%

Government and politics

Average starting salary: $44,600

Average salary 10 years after graduating: $90,400

Percent increase: 103%

Marketing and international business

Average starting salary: $45,400

Average salary 10 years after graduating: $94,800

Percent increase: 109%

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Government

Average starting salary: $49,600

Average salary 10 years after graduating: $105,000

Percent increase: 112%

Biochemistry and molecular biology

Average starting salary: $46,000

Average salary 10 years after graduating: $97,500

Percent increase: 112%

Telecommunications

Average starting salary: $40,800

Average salary 10 years after graduating: $87,100

Percent increase: 113%

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Aviation management

Average starting salary: $41,900

Average salary 10 years after graduating: $90,200

Percent increase: 114%