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 $29,247, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $44,193.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for ecology graduates
As per most recent US census
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