For the Money
Graduates with philosophy degrees have “higher earnings potential than many other arts and humanities-related fields,” said TheRichest. Payscale reports midcareer median salaries are $84,000 for your modern day Kant or Descartes. Why? Well, let’s be logical. Which is exactly what philosophy programs require of students … logic. Thinking is hard, it requires analysis, and those who can do it well can get a good job … which is a good philosophy to have.
That’s from a post at Yahoo! Finance evidencelessly titled “A philosophy degree earns more than an accounting degree.” By the way, if you’re wondering who or what “TheRichest” is (I was), it’s a website, and not one that particularly inspires the thought, “rigorous economic analysis.” However, if you want to learn about “13 Former Celeb Best Friends Who Aren’t Friends Anymore” it seems like a good place to go. I could not find the original data at their site, but I did see their lists of The Top Ten Greatest Philosophers in History and The Most Influential Philosophers of the Modern Era. Eh.
The original date was from payscale.com, but the WSJ picked it up: