Comparable Salary

MYTH: Humanities majors earn lower salaries and find less rewarding work than majors in STEM fields.

REALITY: Graduates with humanities majors earn comparable median salaries ($53,000 for English majors, for example) to those majoring in biology ($56,000), environmental science ($57,000), and psychology ($49,000). By age 40, liberal arts degree holders actually surpass STEM degree holders in average annual salary.

Humanities Works is a project by Aaron Hanlon, Eric Hayot, and Anna Kornbluh.