The top 10 highest-paying STEM jobs for recent college graduates

July 29, 2015
What can new college graduates venturing into STEM careers expect to earn?

STEM careers are on the rise, and their salaries are rising with them. In a market dominated by supply and demand, it makes sense that STEM careers are surging and their salaries have followed suit. In fact, as of 2014, athough STEM jobs account for just 6.2% of all jobs in the U.S., their wages average well above the national mean. So, what can recent STEM graduates expect to earn?

This data comes from Forbes and, and factors in workers with 3 years of post-bachelor experience or less in varying STEM fields, not including other benefits like healthcare. Without further ado, here are the top 10 highest-paying STEM jobs for recent college graduates.

1. Reservoir Engineer
    Median pay: $101,000

2. Petroleum Engineer
    Median pay: $96,000

3. Facilities Engineer
    Median pay: $71,800

4. Network Security Analyst
    Median pay: $70,000

5. Reliability Engineer
    Median pay: $69,600

6. Automotive Engineer
    Median pay: $68,200

7. Chemical Engineer
    Median pay: $67,600

8. Hardware Design Engineer
    Median pay: $66,600

9. Nuclear Engineer
    Median pay: $66,300

10. Mobile Applications Developer
      Median pay: $65,100

Read the full report here.