Should you pick your degree based on future salary?
After graduation, mathematics graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $109,918, while the bottom 20% make closer to $40,566. The median grad salary is $66,775.
Mathematics graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics is $47,529, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $56,896.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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