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After graduation, speech communication and rhetoric graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $94,986, while the bottom 20% make closer to $35,295. The median grad salary is $57,901.

Speech Communication and Rhetoric graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and rhetoric is $35,832, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $46,221.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

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