According to PayScale.com engineers continue to dominate the rankings of the top paying professions.
As the article points out, even the top-paying non-engineering professions require “the practical application of math at some level.”
This is wonderful news for people that enjoy math and made the required sacrifices to learn how to use it.
It is less clear what it means for the future of our economy. It indicates there is a serious shortage of workers proficient with math.
I expect the trend of high pay for jobs with math will continue as long as: 1) Society continues to do a poor job at math education and 2) the government continues to squeeze supply by greatly restricting the availability of H1-B visas.