Salary can be a strong indicator of overall career satisfaction.

After graduation, physical sciences graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average.

Physical Sciences graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in physical sciences is $37,186, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $51,162.

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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