Should you pick your degree based on future salary?

After graduation, nutrition graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $61,031, while the bottom 20% make closer to $28,343. The median grad salary is $41,591.

Nutrition graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition is $28,572, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $42,785.

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

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

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