Does your dream degree lead to your dream salary?
After graduation, accounting 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 graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in accounting is $39,990, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $52,651.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for accounting graduates
As per most recent US census
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