Which careers have the most earning potential for library science graduates?

After graduation, library science graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $105,285, while the bottom 20% make closer to $8,608. The median grad salary is $30,106.

Library Science graduate salaries over time

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

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

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