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Peak annual earnings for engineering graduates were even higher at $98k. Source: How Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors Fare in Employment: A Report on Earnings and Long-Term Career Paths.
When I was a new faculty member at Oregon I was told with great earnestness by our President (a JD with limited understanding of STEM or serious academic research) that liberal arts majors made more than science and engineering graduates in the long run. This encounter catalyzed my suspicion that those who run the world often don’t understand how it actually works.
Better figures here.
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