Masters Degrees by Salary
Obviously salary ranges depend on the profession. It's an accepted reality that a master's degree in almost any field is likely to result in an increased income over the life of a career. There are statistics that suggest this rule of thumb doesn't necessarily apply for some liberal arts degrees, but on the other hand there are many graduates with master's degrees that got into lucrative careers because of their graduate status. An M.A. in English or graphic arts can lead to careers in communications or advertising. For the following categories there is little doubt about the financial advantages of graduate education. All salary figures are taken from Payscale.com.