2021 Highest Paid Germanic Languages Graduates

1,148 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,200 Avg Salary
$22,114 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Germanic Languages School for You

Highest Paid Germanic Languages GraduatesIn 2018-2019, 1,148 people earned their bachelor's in Germanic languages, making the major the #159 most popular in the United States. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid German Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

This year's Highest Paid Germanic Languages Graduates ranking analyzed 3 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in German.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Germanic Languages Majors After Graduation

After graduating, Germanic languages majors that go to school in the United States go on to jobs making an average of $34,200 per year. Unfortunately, that is 14% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Average Salary for German Graduates from Schools Nationwide  34,200
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68,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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68,400

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2021 Highest Paid Germanic Languages Grads in the United States

The following colleges produce the highest paid German graduates.

Top 25 Best Schools for Highly Paid German Graduates

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge.

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The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Rhode Island. URI is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Kingston. Students who receive their bachelor's in German from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $48,500.

The average amount in student loans that German majors at URI take out while working on their bachelor's is $26,428. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $296, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. U-M is a very large public school located in the city of Ann Arbor. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, German majors make an average salary of $30,300.

While working on their bachelor's, German majors at U-M accumulate an average of around $17,035 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $179, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Princeton University. Located in the city of Princeton, Princeton is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Carolina at Charlotte. UNC Charlotte is a fairly large public school located in the city of Charlotte. Students who receive their bachelor's in German from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $23,800.

On average, German graduates from UNC Charlotte take out $22,252 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $228, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Our rankings recognize Georgetown University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Georgetown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

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#4

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

Kenyon College earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Gambier, Kenyon is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Columbia University in the City of New York. Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#6

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Stanford University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Stanford, Stanford is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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University of California - Berkeley earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. UC Berkeley is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Berkeley.

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#8

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Dartmouth is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the town of Hanover.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to United States Military Academy. West Point is a small public school located in the town of West Point.

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#10

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

Dickinson College landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid Germanic languages school. Located in the city of Carlisle, Dickinson is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Southern Methodist University earned the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings. SMU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Dallas.

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#12

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

Colgate University landed the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid Germanic languages school. Colgate is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Hamilton.

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#13

New York University

New York, NY

New York University comes in at #13 in this year's ranking. NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

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#14

George Washington University

Washington, DC

George Washington University comes in at #14 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#15

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

Our rankings recognize College of the Holy Cross as the #15 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Worcester, Holy Cross is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#16

Duke University

Durham, NC

Our rankings recognize Duke University as the #16 school in this year's rankings. Duke is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Durham.

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#17

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

The #17 spot in this year's ranking belongs to College of William and Mary. Located in the suburb of Williamsburg, William & Mary is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Read full report on Germanic Languages at College of William and Mary

#18

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Our rankings recognize Boston College as the #18 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

Read full report on Germanic Languages at Boston College

#19

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Our rankings recognize Carnegie Mellon University as the #19 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

Read full report on Germanic Languages at Carnegie Mellon University

#20

Tufts University

Medford, MA

Tufts University earned the #20 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Medford, Tufts is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#21

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

University of Notre Dame earned the #21 spot in our 2021 rankings. Notre Dame is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Notre Dame.

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University of California - Los Angeles earned the #22 spot in our 2021 rankings. UCLA is a very large public school located in the large city of Los Angeles.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for German students seeking high pay that almost earned our Highest Paid Germanic Languages Graduates award.

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One of 16 majors within the Foreign Languages & Linguistics area of study, Germanic Languages has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 12,532
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 5,739
East Asian Languages 1,708
Classical Languages & Literature 1,205
American Sign Language 532

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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