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After graduation, family and consumer science graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $72,951, while the bottom 20% make closer to $22,835. The median grad salary is $40,815.

Family and Consumer Science graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer science is $26,261, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $40,350.

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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