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The benefits of majoring in economics

Major

Average salary

Anthropology $40,000
Art History $45,000
Biology $51,000
Chemistry $59,000
Communications $50,000
Economics $69,000
English $48,000
Fine Arts $44,000
Foreign Languages $48,000
General Business $59,000
General Education $41,000
History $50,000
Mathematics $63,000
Music $45,000
Philosophy and Religious Studies $42,000
Physics $68,000
Political Science $57,000
Psychology $43,000
Sociology $45,000

 

Source: 2012, The Wall Street Journal. Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce