There are many different types of degrees that you can get in the science and technology field, and even more careers you can choose from there. Depending on the type of degree that you choose, and what job you go into, there is a very large salary range.
for example, someone with a Bachelor of Science Degree, or a BS, who decides to be an elementary school teach is going to most likely make somewhere between $32,000 and $50,000 a year. This of course depends on the area that they teach, and the current pay scale in that area.
With a Bachelor of Science degree, a person may decide that they want to be a construction project manager. In this case, the salary is generally going to be between $54,000 and $93,000 a year. Again, it does depend on where you are located, and even the projects that are taken on.
An Information Technology, or IT project manager with a Bachelor of Science can expect to make a little more. This field generally starts in the range of $74,000 to $107,000 a year.
For someone who has pursued a Doctorate, or PhD, in Chemistry, there are many options as well, and many of them pay a little better.
Someone who gets a career as a research and development director for a pharmaceutical company is going to be looking at between $145,000 and $181,000 a year. On the other hand, if you decide to be an assistant professor for a post secondary school, you are most likely going to make in the $43,000 to $71,000 per year range.
For about $74,000 to $112,000 a year, you could be a research chemist. This is a field that many people with this degree go into.
No matter what you choose to do with your career, getting a degree in the field that you are interested in is a way to make more money than you would otherwise.