Should you pick your degree based on future salary?

After graduation, human development and family studies graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $60,981, while the bottom 20% make closer to $27,362. The median grad salary is $40,848.

Human Development and Family Studies graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies is $27,663, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $38,097.

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

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

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