Does your dream degree lead to your dream salary?

After graduation, journalism and related studies graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $95,246, while the bottom 20% make closer to $34,261. The median grad salary is $57,125.

Journalism and Related Studies graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and related studies is $35,590, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $46,246.

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

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Wage Range Median Wage

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