Is your future salary worth the time in school?

After graduation, theology graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $70,536, while the bottom 20% make closer to $20,605. The median grad salary is $38,123.

Theology graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in theology is $28,975, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $40,001.

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

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

Highest paying jobs for theology graduates

The highest paying career for theology graduates is clergy, with top salaries averaging around $58,004.

Highest Paying Careers

Avg Pay (USD)

As per most recent US census

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