According to from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, bachelor’s degree holders can earn a significantly higher salary than those with no degree. Bachelor’s-level occupations earned a median annual wage of $1,432 per week, which equates to $74,464 per year (52 weeks).*
The BLS also estimates a lower unemployment rate for bachelor's degree holders vs. those who hold an associate degree, high school diploma, or less than a high school diploma.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.