Which careers have the most earning potential for history graduates?
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 $31,643, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $49,786.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for history graduates
As per most recent US census
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