A new study now shows that graduates with a degree in computer science are the nest paid.
The UK based study found that top earners graduating in the field earned more than five times those with art degrees.
According to the report published in MailOnline, six months after graduating, the average salary of an Imperial College London computer science graduate is £50,000. This is more than five times the average of those graduating from drama, dance and cinematics at Liverpool Hope University who earn just £9,000.
MailOnline cites The Sunday Times Good University Guide to be published soon and say that Imperial College London had the highest paid graduates, averaging £30,000.
The study has also found that less than 12 per cent Universities had graduates that averaged starting salaries more than £25,000.
The research also finds stark variations with those studying the same subjects at different universities.