Salary is one factor that leads to overall satisfaction in a career.
After graduation, oceanography graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $97,286, while the bottom 20% make closer to $42,340. The median grad salary is $64,180.
Oceanography graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in oceanography is $33,107, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $44,736.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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