Top Paid Humanities Majors

Top-Paid Humanities Majors

Bachelor's degree majors in the humanities have the lowest salary projections for graduates in the Class of 2015. The overall average, regardless of major, is $45,042. Finance, insurance, and real estate employers offered the highest projected annual salary--$51,667-for foreign language and literature majors and for philosophy majors.
 

Average projected salaries for humanities majors at the bachelor's level
Major
Average Starting Salary
English Language & Literature
$43,000
Foreign Language & Literature
$41,750
History
$43000
Philosophy
$44,000
Visual & Performing Arts
$43,000

source: January 2015 Salary Survey National Association of Colleges and Employers

Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.