The top ten earning degrees are…
WANT to know which University degrees pay the best salaries? Well, the New York Times looked at US census data. It focused on the 1% and what they studied at university.
Law wins big. One lawyer in eight makes it to the 1% – its 1 in three if they work on Wall Street firm.
And then there was art history. Who knew that art historians earned such big money? Well, most likely their mums and dads did – the minted f**kers whose wealth enabled their progeny to look at old pictures for three years.
The top earning degrees are:
Health and medical training – 11.8%
Economics – 8.2%
Zoology – 6.9%
Biology – 6.7%
International relations – 6.7%
Art history – 5.9%
Finance – 4.8%
History – 4.7%
Philosophy and Religious studies – 4.3%
Microbiology – 4.2%
Accounting – 3.9%
Mathematics – 3.9%
English language and literature 3.8%