Average Salary and Job Outcomes With an American Literature (Canadian) Degree

U.S. Summary
Job & Salary Averages
  • Salary Value (U.S.): $62,172
    "Salary Value"  is a salary score which represents the average of salary medians for all jobs attainable with this degree, per metro area and/or per state.
  • Average of Job Growth Averages (U.S.): 10.1%
    The "average of job growth averages"  is an average of national job growth rates for all jobs attainable with this degree.
  • Avg. Years of Work Experience Needed: 4-6 years
Education Costs
  • Avg. Undergrad. Out-of-State Cost (U.S.):  N/A
  • Avg. Undergrad. In-State Cost (U.S.):  N/A
  • Avg. Graduate Out-of-State Cost (U.S.):  N/A
  • Avg. Graduate In-State Cost (U.S.):  N/A
  • Avg. Combined Out-of-State Cost (U.S.):  N/A
  • Avg. Combined In-State Cost (U.S.):  N/A

All information is based on data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics.

Average Salary Medians

What Are Salary Medians?

Salary median is the average salary amount earned by workers, calculated per industry or per metro area. Average salary median is an average of median salaries for jobs that are attainable with this degree. Metro area average salary median is the average of salary medians for jobs within a metro area. State average salary median is the average of all metro area average salary medians within that state.

For more information about salary medians and average salary medians, please read this blog post, "Average Salary Median" vs. "Salary Median".

1 Job Attainable With This Degree

  English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Salary Ratio: 0    

The Salary Ratio is a comparison of the average salary median compared to the average cost of obtaining this degree (average of undergraduate and graduate costs). It takes a job's average salary median and then compares it to the combined average cost of undergraduate degrees (1-4 years) and graduate degrees (6 years for a masters, 8 years for a doctorate) needed to qualify for that job.

A ratio that's close to 1, or greater, indicates that the average salary median which can be earned is substantial compared to the average cost of obtaining the degree. A Salary Ratio of 0, "N/A", or "INF" implies that school data is not available to provide a proper evaluation. Explore other factors such as the years of work experience usually required, the degree level normally required, and the types of attainable jobs to determine the feasibility of pursuing this degree.

  • US Salary Median: $69,000
  • Job Growth (U.S.): 10.1%
  • Prior Experience: 4-6 years
  • Degree Level Required: Doctorate

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