What are the most lucrative college degrees? Does having an MBA from Harvard guarantee that you will be a top executive of a fortune 500 company making almost 7-figures per year? Or a CEO making millions? Does engineering pay more than medicine? What about law? Apparently the only degrees that can land you a job making an excellent salary are engineering, law, and medicine. People with other degrees usually make ~$40,000 dollars per year. Maybe $65,000 much later in their career if they're lucky. In today's economy, most people with masters degrees from top-tier universities are not able to find work. This might change in a few years though.