I am a firm believer in doing what makes you happiest, no matter the kind of money (or lack thereof) you make. It is important, however, to be informed on the salaries and benefits you can receive from prospective careers.
For now, I will point out the salaries of the careers I have already written about. Of course, these vary by city, degree level, and each specific work place. Here goes!
Public Relations specialist: $53,000 on average. This incredibly when comparing it to the average, $40,000 that it was in 2004. It has steadily increased since then, so it looks like this career is prospering, to say the least!
Paralegals: $58,000 on average. There are many different options within this career which have varying salaries, like paralegal managers who can make up to $85,000, while entry-level paralegals make around $48,000. So if you work your way up, it is well worth it!
English teacher: $53,000 on average. This is with the obvious benefit of vacation time, healthcare, and much more!
Publishers: As we discussed in this post, there are many different areas within publishing, and therefore, many different salaries!
Entry-level: 10+ years:
- Editorial: $30,100 Editorial: $71,000
- Sales/Marketing: $$34,000 Sales/Marketing: $93,125
- Management: $62,500 Management: $149,000
- Operations: $40,350 Operations: $65,000
So, if you have the passion for publishing, it will pay off in the end… literally!
Editors: $53,000 on average. Some in New York, however, can make over $100,000!
Marketing coordinator: $50,000 on average. Benefits include, 401K, time off, disability, healthcare, pension, and social security!
Librarian: $58,000 on average (with a master’s degree). This has actually increased 2-3% since 2009! In bigger libraries like Harvard Library or New York Public Library can be over $300,000!