Linguistics & Comparative Literature

2021 Highest Paid Linguistics & Comparative Literature Graduates

5,739 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,589 Avg Salary
$20,883 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature School for You

Highest Paid Linguistics & Comparative Literature GraduatesLinguistics & Comparative Literature is the #73 most popular major in the country with 5,739 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Comparative Literature Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Linguistics & Comparative Literature Graduates ranking, we looked at 56 colleges that offer a bachelor's in comparative literature.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after 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 Linguistics & Comparative Literature Majors After Graduation

After graduation, linguistics and comparative literature majors from schools in the United States earn an average salary of $25,589 per year. Unfortunately, that is 36% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Average Salary for Comparative Literature Graduates from Schools Nationwide  25,589
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Linguistics & Comparative Literature Grads in the United States

The highest paid comparative literature majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Comparative Literature Graduates

#1

Duke University

Durham, NC

Duke University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in comparative literature from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $40,000.

On average, comparative literature graduates from Duke take out $10,086 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Virginia Military Institute earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. VMI is a small public school located in the town of Lexington. Comparative Literature majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $37,600.

Comparative Literature majors at VMI take out an average of $20,886 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Our rankings recognize University of Maryland - Baltimore County as the #3 school in this year's rankings. UMBC is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Baltimore. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from the school is $37,100.

The average amount in student loans that comparative literature majors at UMBC take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,855. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $234.

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Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA

Christopher Newport University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid linguistics and comparative literature school. CNU is a small public school located in the city of Newport News. Comparative Literature majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $33,800.

The average amount in student loans that comparative literature majors at CNU take out while working on their bachelor's is $24,587. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $276.

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George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. GMU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Fairfax. Comparative Literature majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $33,700.

After completing their bachelor's degree, comparative literature graduates from GMU carry an average student debtload of $20,493. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $200, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. SIUE is a large public school located in the large suburb of Edwardsville. Comparative Literature majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $33,600.

Comparative Literature majors at SIUE take out an average of $22,571 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $246.

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Metropolitan State University of Denver earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Denver, MSU Denver is a public school with a fairly large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, comparative literature majors make an average salary of $33,100.

After completing their bachelor's degree, comparative literature graduates from MSU Denver carry an average student debtload of $24,393. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $237, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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New York University

New York, NY

Our rankings recognize New York University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from the school is $32,400.

Comparative Literature majors at NYU take out an average of $21,690 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $245, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid linguistics and comparative literature school. Located in the city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public school with a very large student population. Comparative Literature majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $32,200.

While working on their bachelor's, comparative literature majors at Colorado State accumulate an average of around $21,152 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $208.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Nebraska at Omaha. Located in the city of Omaha, UNOMAHA is a public college with a large student population. Comparative Literature majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $32,200.

After completing their bachelor's degree, comparative literature graduates from UNOMAHA carry an average student debtload of $20,329. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $230, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Linguistics & Comparative Literature is one of 16 different types of Foreign Languages & Linguistics programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 12,532
East Asian Languages 1,708
Classical Languages & Literature 1,205
Germanic Languages 1,148
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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Pandit Rahul Sanskrutayan, Banshidhar Mohanty.

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