Salary can be a strong indicator of overall career satisfaction.
After graduation, social science graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $84,734, while the bottom 20% make closer to $30,538. The median grad salary is $50,868.
Social Science graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in social science is $37,553, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $41,974.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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