Top 10 highest-paid majors for undergraduates

Updated: May 29, 2023 Print
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Candidates look at employment opportunities at a job fair in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. [Photo by Liu Jianhua/For China Daily]

Almost all of the top 10 highest-paid majors are IT-related for undergraduates of the class of 2022, according to Yicai.

Information security-majored graduates with bachelor degrees are paid the most monthly at 7,579 yuan ($1,089.75) and those who majored in information engineering, data science, and big data technology and software engineering are paid 7,157 yuan, 7,074 yuan and 7,056 yuan per month, respectively.

The starting salaries of fresh undergraduates of the above majors are all more than 7,000 yuan, making them top the four highest-paid majors for undergraduates of the class of 2022.

Let's take a look the top 10 highest-paid majors for undergraduates.


No 10 Automation

Robot arms assemble new energy vehicles at an automation production line in Ganzhou, Jiangxi province on May 6, 2023. [Photo/VCG]


No 9 Electronic Information Science and Technology

Computer motherboard chips, green integrated circuit boards and electronic components are displayed in Beijing, Oct 20, 2022. [Photo/VCG]


No 8 Internet of Things Engineering

A miniature model of soil moisture sensor and water quality salinity sensor system for the Internet of Things in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, Sept 29, 2022. [Photo/VCG]


No 7 Network Engineering

A view from Barcelona Supercomputing Center, where Spain aim to install the new quantum computer network as part of an EU project, in Barcelona, Spain on Oct 26, 2022. [Photo/VCG]


No 6 Microelectronics Science and Engineering

A professional staff member works at an advanced packaging production line of a microelectronics in Nantong, East China's Jiangsu province, Sept 16, 2022. [Photo/VCG]


No 5 Electronic Science and Technology

A chip of Origin Quantum is on display at an event for 2023 China Brand Day in Shanghai on May 10, 2023. [Photo/VCG]


No 4 Software Engineering

People visit Dalian Software Park in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning province on Sept 19, 2019. [Photo/VCG]


No 3 Data Science and Big Data Technology

A man works at a big data center in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province on May 22, 2022. [Photo/VCG]


No 2 Information Engineering

A circuit board is on display at an expo in Shanghai on Sept 2, 2022. [Photo/VCG]


No 1 Information Security

A man checks his mobile phone in front of information security booth at an exhibition in Beijing on Sept 27, 2021. [Photo/VCG]

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