Salary can be a strong indicator of overall career satisfaction.
After graduation, international relations graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $98,560, while the bottom 20% make closer to $38,435. The median grad salary is $61,548.
International Relations graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in international relations is $36,831, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $53,187.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Pro tipStill unsure if a degree in international relations 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