Is the cost of this degree worth the salary it leads to?

After graduation, linguistics and related studies graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $77,670, while the bottom 20% make closer to $24,083. The median grad salary is $43,249.

Linguistics and Related Studies graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and related studies is $30,174, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $43,878.

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

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