Should you pick your degree based on future salary?

After graduation, classical studies graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $94,624, while the bottom 20% make closer to $32,074. The median grad salary is $55,091.

Classical Studies graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in classical studies is $30,575, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $43,863.

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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