How much money do most college artists earn?

How much money do most college artists earn?

For those of you wondering whether or not a college degree is worth the investment…

I put together the following list, which shows average wages from various college majors in 2009, based on US Census Bureau data from bachelor’s degree-holding individuals:

Major: average annual wages

Art History and Criticism: $50k

Film, Video, and Photographic Arts: $46k

Commercial arts and graphic design fine arts: $45k

Art education: $42k

Studio arts, visual arts general: $40k

Business general (arts management?): $50k

Source: “What’s It Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors” from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce which used  data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2009 American Community Survey and consider full-time, full-year workers ages 25 to 64 whose highest degree is a bachelor’s. Some majors are not included because the sample size was too small to calculate a median income. Review and summary article published by The Chronicle of Higher Education, “What Are You Going to Do With That?: For the first time, researchers analyze earnings based on 171 college majors” by Beckie Supiano, link: