The report, issued today, found that those graduating from college with an engineering degree made an average of $4,680 a month in 1996, more than the $4,416 per month paid to those with degrees related to computer work.
Education majors earned the least in the survey, averaging just $2,802 a month in 1996. The data were the latest available and based on a survey separate from the 2000 census.
Workers with bachelor’s degrees in engineering made $1,472 more a month than workers with associate’s degrees in engineering.
However, those with college degrees in social sciences earned just $632 per month more than those in the workforce with associate’s degrees in the same field.
Over the last 20 years the nation has become better educated, with 31% of Americans, 18 and older, graduating with college degrees, up from 21% in 1984.
Read more at the Census Bureau at http://www.census.gov