Salary is one factor that leads to overall satisfaction in a career.
After graduation, biology graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $79,714, while the bottom 20% make closer to $31,002. The median grad salary is $49,712.
Biology graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in biology is $27,145, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $41,662.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for biology graduates
As per most recent US census
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