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The 15 college majors with the highest starting salaries

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Not all college degrees are created equal.

According to job-hunting site Glassdoor, certain majors lead to higher paying jobs. The site recently analyzed hundreds of thousands of resumes and corresponding salary reports to determine the 50 majors with the greatest earning potential.

Here we've highlighted the top 15. We also included the median base salary and three popular entry-level jobs for each, also from Glassdoor.

14. Economics (TIE)

Median base salary: $52,000

Popular entry-level jobs: Financial analyst, management analyst, accountant

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14. Accounting (TIE)

Median base salary: $52,000

Popular entry-level jobs: Accountant, auditor, financial analyst

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13. Biomedical Engineering

Median base salary: $52,814

Popular entry-level jobs: Biomedical engineer, service engineer, clinical research associate

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12. Mathematics

Median base salary: $54,018

Popular entry-level jobs: Math teacher, software engineer, data analyst

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11. Finance

Median base salary: $54,900

Popular entry-level jobs: Financial analyst, investment banking analyst, accountant

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10. Management Information Systems

Median base salary: $58,000

Popular entry-level jobs: Network administrator, help desk analyst, business analyst

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9. Nursing

Median base salary: $58,928

Popular entry-level jobs: Registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, case manager

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8. Statistics

Median base salary: $60,000

Popular entry-level jobs: Data analyst, statistician, data scientist

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7. Civil Engineering

Median base salary: $61,500

Popular entry-level jobs: Civil engineer, structural engineer, field engineer

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6. Information Technology

Median base salary: $64,008

Popular entry-level jobs: Programmer analyst, technical support, systems engineer

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5. Industrial Engineering

Median base salary: $64,381

Popular entry-level jobs: Industrial engineer, quality engineer, production planner

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4. Chemical Engineering

Median base salary: $65,000

Popular entry-level jobs: Chemical engineer, process engineer, project engineer

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3. Mechanical Engineering

Median base salary: $68,000

Popular entry-level jobs: Mechanical engineer, design engineer, project engineer

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2. Electrical Engineering

Median base salary: $68,438

Popular entry-level jobs: Electrical engineer, systems engineer, software developer

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1. Computer Science

Median base salary: $70,000

Popular entry-level jobs: Software engineer, systems engineer, web developer

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