Studies have shown that that’s only true up to a certain dollar amount – and not a very large one at that (See this article in Nature Human Behaviour: http://bit.ly/CashJoy). I would recommend trying to find work that meets at least your basic economic needs, interests you, and has a good forward path towards better pay and opportunities.
This 2016 BC survey (bit.ly/BCSalaries) provides median salaries by school and by industry group (not major). Is it surprising the highest is CSOM? Nope, didn’t surprise me, either. Non-BC info on salary by major can be found in this report: bit.ly/Salarybymajor.