Your degree doesn’t dictate your future salary, but it is a strong indicator.

After graduation, zoology and related animal studies graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $70,707, while the bottom 20% make closer to $28,821. The median grad salary is $45,142.

Zoology and Related Animal Studies graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in zoology and related animal studies is $29,833, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $42,102.

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

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Wage Range Median Wage

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