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Upjohn Institute College Earnings Tool

As many new high school graduates prepare to enter college, having an idea of the  typical salaries available for graduates with different fields of study can be a valuable source in helping to choose a major. The Upjohn Institute offers such a tool. Our College Earnings Tool provides monthly earnings estimates for recent bachelor’s graduates by major. It is meant to help students understand what their earnings are likely to be early in their careers. These earnings figures can be used to plan for budgets, including the repayment of student loans. As many people do not attend college or attend college without receiving a bachelor’s degree, earnings estimates for other education groups are provided for comparison. We encourage you to try out the tool at: If you have comments and suggestions to improve the Tool, please let us know at


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