Should you pick your degree based on future salary?
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 $37,980, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $57,616.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for international relations graduates
As per most recent US census
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