I've heard a few people get exceptional job offers (huge pay and great benefits) just by getting a masters in certain fields. This has happened more than once. They describe a wild job offer as though their grades and institution (inside the US) had little or no impact. Instead, it was more about the degree title alone. (If I recall correctly, one individual was not even interviewed. The employer saw they had a PhD in some field, and gave them an incredible offer.)
To be more specific, which masters or PhD level degree did you have observed graduates get exceptional (almost over the top) job offers? Also, why do you think that degree is viewed so highly?