Popular Careers for English Majors

careers for english majors
Do you dream of writing a great novel one day? Maybe you're more into poetry or essay writing. However you like to work with words and communication, an English degree will sharpen your skills and give you many different job options. Explore some of them here. 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 National Median Pay
High School Teacher $50,200
Administrative Assistant $35,100
Technical Writer $68,900
Paralegal / Legal Assistant $53,100
Marketing Coordinator $39,700
Customer Service Representative $34,900
Editor $52,400
Elementary School Teacher $46,500
Copy Editor $46,300
Managing Editor $54,900
Legal Secretary $52,200
Copywriter $49,900
Associate Editor $45,100
Editorial Assistant $31,900
Communications Specialist $49,400
Senior Editor $64,400
Proofreader $44,800
Writer $59,000
Publications Editor $52,200
Online Marketing Content Writer $50,900
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.
 
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