|Rank||Job Title||Most Common Major||% Workers with Major||Mid-Career Pay||% High Job Meaning|
|1||Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software)||Computer Science (CS)||52%||$181,000||N/A|
|2||Chief Technology Officer (CTO)||Computer Science (CS)||34%||$168,000||62%|
|3||Chief Information Officer (CIO)||Computer Science (CS)||25%||$164,000||57%|
|4||Chief Architect, IT||Computer Science (CS)||36%||$163,000||N/A|
|5||Vice President (VP), Technology||Computer Science (CS)||41%||$158,000||N/A|
|6||Senior Engineering Manager||Computer Science (CS)||17%||$153,000||65%|
|7||Senior Program Manager, IT||Computer Science (CS)||11%||$141,000||50%|
|8||Agile Coach||Computer Science (CS)||25%||$136,000||N/A|
|9||Principal Software Engineer||Computer Science (CS)||52%||$133,000||48%|
|10||Technical Program Manager (TPM)||Computer Science (CS)||19%||$132,000||N/A|
|11||Software Architect||Computer Science (CS)||48%||$129,000||38%|
|12||Business Intelligence Manager||Computer Science (CS)||13%||$125,000||N/A|
|12||Director of Information Technology Services||Computer Science (CS)||17%||$125,000||56%|
|14||Program Manager, Computer Software||Computer Science (CS)||20%||$124,000||N/A|
|15||Data Architect||Computer Science (CS)||26%||$123,000||N/A|
Computer science majors as a group have among the highest median salaries of any major grouping. When you look at the list of the most common jobs for Computer Science Majors and see titles like Chief Information Officer, Vice President of Engineering and Agile Coach, you can probably figure out why.
And studying computer science doesn’t doom you to life as a code monkey. A high number of Business Intelligence Directors majored in computer science, proving that you can have a variety of job titles with a computer science degree.
Lots of computer science majors have gone on to have glamorous, high-profile careers. Comedian Jimmy Fallon, billionaire entrepreneur Sergey Brin, astronaut Anousheh Ansari and Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt all studied computer science.