The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) just released the results of their 2014 First-Destination Survey, and the findings for liberal arts graduates are interesting: the top average starting salary among Class of 2014 liberal arts graduates at the bachelor’s degree level are not English or foreign language graduates, but those with general, non-specific liberal arts degrees.
At $41,605, the average starting salary of liberal arts/general studies majors was the only one of the liberal arts graduates to top $40,000. The average starting salaries of the remaining liberal arts majors in this report were tightly clustered as just $4,000 separated the second-highest average salary ($37,557 for history majors) and the lowest average salary ($33,574 for English majors).
By comparison, the average starting salary among all Class of 2014 graduates was $48,127.
Check out the whole press release here.