Does your dream degree lead to your dream salary?
After graduation, public administration graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $90,829, while the bottom 20% make closer to $45,551. The median grad salary is $64,322.
Public Administration graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in public administration is $51,354, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $49,758.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for public administration graduates
As per most recent US census
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