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After graduation, gerontology graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $73,577, while the bottom 20% make closer to $21,765. The median grad salary is $40,018.
Gerontology graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in gerontology is $32,820, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $43,511.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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