Daily Nous reports that philosophers make more money than other humanities majors. See here.
But one might wonder how much of this is due to the gender gap in pay scales in general and to the gender make up of undergraduate philosophy majors. If men make more money than women, and most philosophers are male, then the higher earning of philosophy majors can be explained without thinking there’s something special about the discipline (besides its maleness).
This is just speculation. Anyone have any idea if they controlled for this?