Earlier in tonight’s GOP debate, Sen. Marco Rubio made a rousing call for more vocational education. “Welders make more money than philosophers,” he said to applause. “We need more welders than philosophers.”
Sure, vocational education is important. But do welders really make more than philosophers? Not according to the Bureau of Labor, which notes that philosophy professors make a median salary of of $63,630, compared to $37,420 for welders.