Should you pick your degree based on future salary?

After graduation, diversity studies graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $86,869, while the bottom 20% make closer to $26,648. The median grad salary is $48,113.

Diversity Studies graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in diversity studies is $39,718, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $57,350.

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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