A high salary does not necessarily mean high satisfaction.

After graduation, publishing graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $104,373, while the bottom 20% make closer to $30,384. The median grad salary is $56,314.

Publishing graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in publishing is $42,938, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $56,018.

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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