This question cannot be answered. There are many different types of associate's degrees, and many different majors for each type. According to careerinfonet.org, the 10 highest paying jobs with an associate's degree in 2005 include radiation therapists, nuclear technicians, dental hygienists, fashion designers, registered nurses, commercial pilots, and computer specialists. HOWEVER, all of those professions require an Associate's of Applied Science (AAS) degree. You can't get an Associate's Degree in General Studies and become a radiation therapist, for example. You will need an AAS in Radiation Technology.