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After graduation, humanities graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $76,251, while the bottom 20% make closer to $27,653. The median grad salary is $45,919.
Humanities graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in humanities is $23,357, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $38,046.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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