Salary can be a strong indicator of overall career satisfaction.
After graduation, journalism 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 graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in journalism is $33,717, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $46,758.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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