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 $64,163, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $70,528.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for computer science graduates
The highest paying careers for computer science graduates are systems architect, solution architect, computer and information research scientist and information security analyst, with top salaries averaging around $131,341.
As per most recent US census
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