Does your dream degree lead to your dream salary?
After graduation, visual and performing arts graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $63,084, while the bottom 20% make closer to $22,038. The median grad salary is $37,286.
Visual and Performing Arts graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in visual and performing arts is $44,466, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $36,691.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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