Your degree doesn’t dictate your future salary, but it is a strong indicator.

After graduation, native american studies graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $87,422, while the bottom 20% make closer to $30,894. The median grad salary is $51,969.

Native American Studies graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in native american studies is $29,238, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $50,175.

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

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