Words, in all their wonderful forms, enchant English majors. What well-paid jobs let them work with the words that they love? English majors have a great variety of options, from proposal manager to communications director. See our list of the most popular careers for English majors and what they pay.
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
National Median Pay
Senior Technical Writer
Web Content Editor
Web Content Specialist
Secondary School Teacher
Social Media Manager
Public Relations (PR) Specialist
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
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.