Should you pick your degree based on future salary?

After graduation, occupational health graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $63,084, while the bottom 20% make closer to $26,131. The median grad salary is $40,601.

Occupational Health graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in occupational health is $32,724, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $36,056.

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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