How much money can you make with a communications, journalism, and related studies degree?

Does your ideal degree pay what you expect?

After graduation, communications, journalism, and related studies graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average.

Communications, Journalism, and Related Studies graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, and related studies is $36,933, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $51,246.

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

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