Salary is one factor that leads to overall satisfaction in a career.

After graduation, computer science graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $124,861, while the bottom 20% make closer to $56,259. The median grad salary is $83,812.

Computer Science graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in computer science is $62,244, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $69,267.

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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