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After graduation, research psychology graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $56,528, while the bottom 20% make closer to $34,789. The median grad salary is $44,346.
Research Psychology graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in research psychology is $30,195, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $38,371.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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