The most lucrative college major in every state

Student-loan debt in the US continues to skyrocket. And at $US1.2 trillion, it now exceeds car loans and credit-card debt figures.

Between 2001 and 2012, the average sticker price for tuition rose 46%, according to a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which adjusted its figure for inflation.

Now more than ever, it seems that college students must think carefully about choosing college majors that ensure their future earning power.

With that in mind, The Center on Education and the Workforce published a report called “The Economic Value of College Majors,” that used Census Data to analyse wages for 137 college majors. The report has the median earnings for a bachelor’s degree broken out by state.

Here is the most lucrative college major in every state along with the average salary.

Alaska: Business Management and Administration -- $65,000

Denali National Park

Connecticut: Electrical Engineering -- $96,000
Mystic Seaport

Florida: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration -- $108,000

Disney World

Georgia: Computer Engineering -- $96,000
Georgia Aquarium

Hawaii: Civil Engineering -- $81,000

Pearl Harbour Oahu

Kansas: Electrical Engineering -- $88,000

Dodge City, Kansas

Kentucky: Electrical Engineering -- $87,000

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Kentucky Derby

Maryland: Electrical Engineering -- $103,000

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Fort McHenry

Michigan: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration -- $114,000

Henry Ford Museum

Minnesota: Electrical Engineering -- $90,000

Minnehaha Park, Minnesota

Mississippi: Finance -- $62,000
Mississippi River

Missouri: Electrical Engineering -- $91,000

Gateway Arch

Nebraska: Computer Science -- $69,000

Chimney Rock

New York: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration -- $108,000

Empire State Building

North Dakota: Accounting -- $56,000

Theodore Roosevelt Park

Ohio: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration -- $115,000

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum

Oregon: Electrical Engineering -- $98,000
Crater Lake

Rhode Island: General Business -- $76,000

Newport Mansion

South Carolina: Chemical Engineering -- $105,000

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Fort Sumter in the Charleston Harbour,

Texas: Petroleum Engineering -- $152,000

Austin, Texas

Utah: Electrical Engineering -- $83,000

Salt Lake Temple

Virginia: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration — $114,000

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Arlington Cemetery.

Washington: Aerospace Engineering -- $108,000

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The Space Needle

West Virginia: General Business -- $55,000

New River Gorge Bridge

Wisconsin: Electrical Engineering -- $87,000

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Taliesin, the home of Frank Lloyd Wright

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