Good News Liberal-Arts Majors: Your Peers Probably Won’t Outearn You Forever
It’s no secret that liberal-arts graduates tend to fare worse
than many of their counterparts immediately after college:
According to PayScale Inc., a Seattle-based provider of salary
data, the typical English or sociology graduate with zero to five
years of experience earns an average of just $39,000 a year. By
contrast, finance majors with that level of experience average
$52,000; nursing, $57,000, and computer science, $63,000.
But a new analysis shows that the story tends to change, however, as careers play out.