According to research conducted by Anthony P. Carnevale, Jeff Strohl and Michelle Meltonan at Georgetown University, your college major does help dictate your future income. As a part of their research, the team interviewed hundred of full-time employees who hold bachelor's degrees in various disciplines. They then calculated each area of study's median reported earning.
Of the study's listed, Electrical Engineering ranked 6th overall at a median salary of $85,000.
The study also determined that Electrical Engineering ranked as the most popular engineering degree. Electrical Engineering claims an estimated 21% of all engineering degrees.
Another point of interest from the study shows that of employees interviewed, 42% obtain a graduate degree. These employees report an estimated 30% earnings boost from the graduate degree.
Overall, engineering disciplines claim eight of the top ten spots on this report. Check out the full report and findings here.