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

After graduation, consumer economics graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $61,377, while the bottom 20% make closer to $27,539. The median grad salary is $41,113.

Consumer Economics graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in consumer economics is $29,523, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $38,560.

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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