Should you pick your degree based on future salary?

After graduation, business graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average.

Business graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in business is $47,136, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $61,808.

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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