CAREER PATHWAYS

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Those with a BA in Philosophy may go on to earn an MA or PhD to teach Philosophy or Religion at the post-secondary level:

Earnings:

States with highest employment level in this occupation:  California, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio

National estimates for this occupation:

Mean annual wage: $69,150

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% 75% 90%
Annual Wage $33,420 $46,110 $62,330 $84,040 $114,380

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes251126.htm

Many with a BA in Philosophy attend graduate school to earn a law degree:

Employment of lawyers is expected to grow 13 percent during the 2008-18 decade, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

In May 2008, the median annual wages of all wage-and-salaried lawyers were $110,590. The middle half of the occupation earned between $74,980 and $163,320. Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of lawyers in May 2008 were:

Management of companies and enterprises

$145,770

Federal Executive Branch

126,080

Legal services

116,550

Local government

82,590

State government

78,540

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos053.htm

Others with a BA in Philosophy attend graduate school to become clergy:

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry

Employment

Percent of industry employment

Hourly mean wage

Annual mean wage

Religious Organizations

22,910

12.42

$23.44

$48,750

General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

6,280

0.12

$22.64

$47,090

Home Health Care Services

4,180

0.39

$22.37

$46,530

Nursing Care Facilities

1,630

0.10

$20.38

$42,380

State Government (OES Designation)

1,440

0.06

$25.19

$52,400

 

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile

10%

25%

50%
(Median)

75%

90%

Hourly Wage

$11.64

$15.28

$21.14

$28.06

$37.21

Annual Wage

$24,210

$31,780

$43,970

$58,360

$77,390

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes212011.htm#(3)