These are the Highest-Paying Jobs for English Majors in 2017

These are the Highest-Paying Jobs for English Majors in 2017

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If you've ever told anyone that you're majoring in English, chances are you've heard something along the lines of, "so, you want to be a teacher?" And if you tell them "no," you're promptly met by an empty stare that clearly means, “then how are you going to make money????"

For some reason humanities majors have a bad rap for leading to low-paying careers, but I'm here to prove all of those naysayers wrong. So, without further ado: the highest-paying jobs for English majors!

1. $128,000 - Corporate Communications Director
2. $92,000 - Editorial Director
3. $91,000 - Executive Editor
4. $90,500 - Content Strategist
5. $82,100 - Content Marketing Manager
6. $74,900 - Editor-in-Chief
7. $72,200 - Content Manager
8. $71,400 - Senior Writer
9. $68,900 - Web Producer

As you can see there, are some good-paying jobs out there for you English majors, especially those of you who are more attracted to the online side of a business. In a world of social media marketing, writers who know how to navigate those murky waters are on a path to some crazy financial success!

Wages based on average annual earnings. Data from payscale.com.

Related: 9 Signs You're an English Major

 

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