Salary can be a strong indicator of overall career satisfaction.
After graduation, literature graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $99,034, while the bottom 20% make closer to $26,515. The median grad salary is $51,244.
Literature graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in literature is $36,411, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $47,402.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Pro tipStill unsure if a degree in literature is your calling? Read our comprehensive guide on choosing a career
Discover what you’ll learn—and what you can do after you graduate.Read about Overview