Does your ideal degree pay what you expect?

After graduation, human resources management graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $85,874, while the bottom 20% make closer to $38,942. The median grad salary is $57,828.

Human Resources Management graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in human resources management is $46,096, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $51,401.

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

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

Pro tip
Still unsure if a degree in human resources management 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