Salary can be a strong indicator of overall career satisfaction.

After graduation, homeland security graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $90,468, while the bottom 20% make closer to $29,354. The median grad salary is $51,533.

Homeland Security graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in homeland security is $35,328, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $50,444.

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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