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

After graduation, philosophy and related studies graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $90,592, while the bottom 20% make closer to $26,235. The median grad salary is $48,751.

Philosophy and Related Studies graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and related studies is $38,080, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $42,692.

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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