Philosophy: Top Paid Humanities Major of 2016


Philosophy majors are predicted to have higher average starting salaries than graduates in any other humanities major, reports the National Association of Colleges and Employers in its 2016 Salary Survey:

Philosophy majors are projected to earn an average starting salary of $49,000 (See Figure 1). This is up from last year, when projected salaries for philosophy majors reported in NACE’s Winter 2015 Salary Survey averaged $46,067.

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UPDATE: Alfred MacDonald looked at the report and points out (in a comment below) that the humanities data is based on 46 self-selected respondents, and so should be taken with a tablespoon of salt. One would think that the National Association of Colleges and Employers would do a bit better.

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