Which careers have the most earning potential for public administration and social services graduates?

After graduation, public administration and social services graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average.

Public Administration and Social Services graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in public administration and social services is $36,197, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $50,426.

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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