Welcome to the Profit of Education website. Continuing the conversation begun in the book Profit of Education, we discuss the latest economic evidence on education reform.

Pay for ed majors

Let me recommend Alexander Russo’s blog to everyone interested in education in general and following media coverage of education in particular.

Russo offered a recent post covering Brookings’ estimates of pay by college major. Here’s a little chart from Brookings that’s quite similar to the one Russo showed. I’ve circled the part of the chart that covers most education majors.

Guess what, education majors don’t earn much money. Students who major in elementary education earn less than students who get a two-year associates degree.

Think that discourages some folks from going into the field?

career earnings by major

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