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Posted February 26, 2013 by

Top Paying Liberal Arts Majors

Top Paying Liberal Arts MajorsThree liberal arts majors had average starting salaries that topped $40,000 in 2012, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

NACE’s January 2013 Salary Survey (see Figure 1) found that the top-paying liberal arts majors in 2012 were: (more…)

Posted May 04, 2012 by

General Studies Majors Highest Paid Among Liberal Arts Grads

Edwin Koc of NACE“While it’s early in the salary-reporting cycle for Class of 2012 graduates, the highest-paid majors in liberal arts at this point are fairly clustered,” says Ed Koc, NACE’s director of strategic and Foundation research. “All of their median starting salaries are above $30,000, and just $3,500 separates their highest and lowest median salaries.”

In its April 2012 Salary Survey, NACE reports that liberal arts and sciences/general studies majors have received a median salary of $38,300. (See Figure 1.)

Rounding out the top highest-paying majors for liberal arts graduates are history ($37,500), foreign languages and literatures ($37,400), English language and literature/letters ($36,900), and visual and performing arts ($34,800).