Salary can be a strong indicator of overall career satisfaction.
After graduation, criminology graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $68,256, while the bottom 20% make closer to $34,580. The median grad salary is $48,583.
Criminology graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in criminology is $35,177, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $46,350.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for criminology graduates
As per most recent US census
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