petroleum engineers are the highest paid. chemical engineers are second(Original post by Playboy King)
Is that what you like to tell yourself as a prospective civil engineering student?
Ofcourse they do have good salaries, as most engineering fields do - but statistically they're definitely not the highest paid. Again, chemical engineering is the highest paid field.
Source: Payscale.com (figures for the UK, salary is in £, and updated in 2010)
What are the downsides?