Is the cost of this degree worth the salary it leads to?
After graduation, public policy graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $132,817, while the bottom 20% make closer to $30,391. The median grad salary is $63,533.
Public Policy graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in public policy is $40,329, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $77,667.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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