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A researcher works at the Cytos laboratory in Schlieren near Zurich, May 24, 2005. REUTERS/Sebastian Derungs  STD/CR/AA Thomson Reuters

Sometimes you have to wait until you've got some experience under your belt before you see a substantial payoff.

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PayScale recently looked at salary data from this year's College Salary Report and analyzed the difference between starting (less than five years of experience) and mid-career (10 or more years of experience) pay by college major.

While salary-growth potential shouldn't necessarily encourage students to pursue a particular major, it's an important consideration to make when thinking about the future.

Here are the 18 college majors with the greatest increases in wage between early- and mid-career.