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Tech is most lucrative career, LinkedIn report finds

Mark Zuckerberg picked the right career path. Paul Sakuma / AP

LinkedIn's 2017 U.S. State of Salary report is out, and tech is on top as the most lucrative career.

  • Computer science majors are paid the most, with a median salary of $92,300.
  • Software and IT services is the highest paid industry, with a median total compensation of $104,700.

But hope isn't lost for the technologically challenged. Visual art majors have the second highest median total compensation at $90,390.

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