* Full-time workers are those who worked 35 or more hours per week for 50 or more weeks in the previous 12 months. Advanced degree may be in any field. The earnings gap is calculated as the difference between the median earnings of humanities majors and the median earnings of majors of the comparison field, expressed as a share of the comparison field’s median earnings. For an inventory of the particular degree programs included under each of the broad academic fields to which the graph refers, see the ACS-HI Crosswalk.
**No gap between this field and the humanities for younger terminal bachelor’s degree holders.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey Public-Use Microdata Sample.