Monday, October 12, 2015

Humanities Majors' Salaries - Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences -- an advocate for the humanities and general education -- is releasing a series of studies on the employability and earnings of those who majored in the humanities. The studies don’t contest that those who earn bachelor’s degrees earn less, on average, than those who major in other fields.Among the key findings: In 2013, the median annual salary for humanities majors in the workforce was about $50,000 for those who held only a bachelor’s degree, and $71,000 for those who went on to earn an advanced degree in any field. The median salary levels for humanities majors (with and without graduate degrees) was about $7,000 lower than those with similar degree attainment, but well above the $42,000 average for all American workers. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/10/05/new-data-what-humanities-majors-earn

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