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After graduation, mass communication and media studies graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $94,986, while the bottom 20% make closer to $35,295. The median grad salary is $57,901.

Mass Communication and Media Studies graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and media studies is $34,928, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $48,301.

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

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

Highest paying jobs for mass communication and media studies graduates

The highest paying careers for mass communication and media studies graduates are producer, filmmaker, camera operator and film and video editor, with top salaries averaging around $74,376.

Highest Paying Careers

Avg Pay (USD)

As per most recent US census

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