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Popular Careers for English Majors

Finding a connection between your interests and your career goals is no easy feat, but seeing what jobs are out there for specific majors is a good start. See the most popular careers for English majors, as reported by PayScale.


Methodology
Jobs ranked by popularity among graduates. Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees from all colleges. See full methodology for more.

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Popular Careers for English Majors - Full List
Popular Careers for English MajorsMedian Salary All U.S.
Administrative Assistant$34,100
Technical Writer$65,400
Executive Assistant$47,700
High School Teacher$47,900
Paralegal$50,900
Editor$51,100
Retail Store Manager$51,500
Marketing Manager$68,600
Copy Editor$48,500
Copy Writer$55,800
Managing Editor$59,900
Marketing Coordinator$39,300
Editorial Assistant$32,400
Office Manager$44,300
Middle School Teacher$45,500
Legal Secretary$50,200
Human Resources (HR) Manager$65,300
Account Manager$67,300
Customer Service Representative (CSR)$34,200
Elementary School Teacher$42,800
Marketing Director$94,100
Director of Communications$71,100
Proofreader$43,200
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization$36,900
Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter$57,500
Operations Manager$70,600
Graphic Artist / Designer$42,600
Methodology
All data is limited to those with a Bachelor's degree and no higher degrees who work full-time in the United States. Jobs are listed in order of relative popularity amongst graduates with a Bachelor's degree in the given major from any college. Median salary for each job title is for individuals with any major who have a typical amount of experience at that job. Salary is the sum of compensation from base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, commissions, and overtime, if applicable. Salary does not include equity (stock) compensation. This chart is based upon PayScale Salary Survey data, and may not represent all individuals in these categories. See full methodology for more.