Popular Careers for English Majors

careers for english majors
Copy editor. Journalist. PR genius. Marketing wizard. Celebrated author. You may still be deciding where you'd like to take your English major. Let us help you explore your options. Take a look at PayScale's list of most popular careers for English majors.

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 Majors Median Salary All U.S.
Technical Writer $65,700
Administrative Assistant $34,800
High School Teacher $49,400
Executive Assistant $49,400
Administrative / Office Manager $41,500
Copywriter $53,400
Retail Store Manager $52,500
Marketing Coordinator $39,900
Middle School Teacher $47,400
Paralegal $54,300
Editorial Assistant $30,500
Managing Editor $62,300
Elementary School Teacher $45,200
Assistant Editor $36,100
Editor $51,500
Customer Service Representative (CSR) $34,600
Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization $64,100
Copy Editor $47,000
Associate Editor, Print $42,200
Legal Secretary $51,900
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.