Should you pick your degree based on future salary?

After graduation, clinical, counseling, and applied psychology graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $65,309, while the bottom 20% make closer to $26,448. The median grad salary is $41,561.

Clinical, Counseling, and Applied Psychology graduate salaries over time

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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