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After graduation, early childhood education graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $52,256, while the bottom 20% make closer to $31,613. The median grad salary is $40,644.
Early Childhood Education graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education is $31,209, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $42,378.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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