A high salary does not necessarily mean high satisfaction.

After graduation, cultural studies graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $74,037, while the bottom 20% make closer to $23,313. The median grad salary is $41,545.

Cultural Studies graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in cultural studies is $35,323, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $37,464.

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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