Is the cost of this degree worth the salary it leads to?

After graduation, ecology graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $72,484, while the bottom 20% make closer to $29,545. The median grad salary is $46,277.

Ecology graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in ecology is $27,080, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $40,837.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

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