Does your dream degree lead to your dream salary?

After graduation, american studies graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $86,545, while the bottom 20% make closer to $30,584. The median grad salary is $51,448.

American Studies graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in american studies is $27,490, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $50,850.

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

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