Salary can be a strong indicator of overall career satisfaction.
After graduation, marine science graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $149,623, while the bottom 20% make closer to $41,228. The median grad salary is $78,541.
Marine Science graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in marine science is $50,297, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $60,327.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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