Your degree doesn’t dictate your future salary, but it is a strong indicator.
After graduation, english language and literature graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average.
English Language and Literature graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in english language and literature is $32,396, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $40,971.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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