A high salary does not necessarily mean high satisfaction.
After graduation, history graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $94,213, while the bottom 20% make closer to $31,935. The median grad salary is $54,852.
History graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in history is $30,287, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $46,968.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Pro tipStill unsure if a degree in history is your calling? Read our comprehensive guide on choosing a career
Discover what you’ll learn—and what you can do after you graduate.Read about Overview