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

After graduation, geography graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $96,012, while the bottom 20% make closer to $37,441. The median grad salary is $59,957.

Geography graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in geography is $35,940, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $51,251.

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

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Wage Range Median Wage

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