Does your dream degree lead to your dream salary?
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 $38,011, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $42,494.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for social science graduates
The highest paying career for social science graduates is sociologist, with top salaries averaging around $90,590.
As per most recent US census
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