Salary is one factor that leads to overall satisfaction in a career.

After graduation, accounting and related studies graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $115,902, while the bottom 20% make closer to $41,237. The median grad salary is $69,133.

Accounting and Related Studies graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and related studies is $41,659, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $52,709.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

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