Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Holders’ Satisfaction with Various Aspects of Their Principal Job (Compared with All Bachelor’s Holders), 2015Back to table of contents
Despite disparities in median earnings and smaller differences in unemployment rates, when college graduates were asked about their satisfaction with particular financial aspects of their job in 2015, humanities majors’ responses were generally similar to their peers. The figure above highlights only a few of the fields against which the humanities is often compared. On every measure, the share of humanities majors reporting satisfaction was within five percentage points. On the salary question specifically, 71.7% of humanities graduates expressed satisfaction with that aspect of their job, as compared to 76.2% among all college graduates.1
- 1Original analysis by the Humanities Indicators of data from the National Science Foundation, National Survey of College Graduates, 2015.