Average Salary Outcomes With an American Indian/Native American Studies Degree

A program that focuses on the history, sociology, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the American Indian, Aleut, Inuit, Hawaiian and other native peoples of the Americas from earliest times until the present, with particular emphasis on U.S. and Canadian populations and their problems but including reference to Caribbean and Latin American native peoples. Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs.

U.S. Summary
Job & Salary Averages
  • Average Salary Median (U.S.): $38,363
  • Average of Job Growth Averages (U.S.): 10.1%
  • Avg. Years of Work Experience Needed: 1-2 years
  • State With Highest Salary Median: California
  • Metro Area With Highest Salary Median: San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
Education Costs
  • Avg. Undergrad. Out-of-State Cost (U.S.):  $18,150/yr
  • Avg. Undergrad. In-State Cost (U.S.):  $10,064/yr
  • Avg. Graduate Out-of-State Cost (U.S.):  $22,103/yr
  • Avg. Graduate In-State Cost (U.S.):  $13,200/yr
  • Avg. Combined Out-of-State Cost (U.S.):  $19,623/yr
  • Avg. Combined In-State Cost (U.S.):  $11,232/yr

All information is based on data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics.


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Average Salary Medians

Salary median is the average salary amount earned by workers, usually calculated per industry or per metro area. The average salary median is an average of the median salaries earned for jobs that are typically available with this degree. Metro area average salary median is calculated by averaging the salary medians of degree-qualified jobs in major metro vicinities. The state average salary median is calculated using each metro area's average salary median within the state and averaging them. In this case, you're looking at each state's average salary median for workers with a degree in american indian/native american studies.

Click on any state in the table below to see which metro areas earn the highest median salaries. If you see "N/A" next to a state, it means that no data is available about that state for this degree.


General

In general, the state with the highest average salary median for this degree is California ($119,175) in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA metro area.

Alaska

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Alaska

Fairbanks, AK metro area has the highest average salary median in Alaska ($66,760).

Fairbanks, AK $66,760
Alaska nonmetropolitan area $54,960
$60,860
Alabama N/A
Arkansas

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Arkansas

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR metro area has the highest average salary median in Arkansas ($48,800).

Fort Smith, AR-OK $42,890
Hot Springs, AR $47,300
Jonesboro, AR $40,900
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR $48,800
Pine Bluff, AR $43,240
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area $43,740
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area $42,730
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area $43,490
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area $42,100
$43,910
Arizona

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Arizona

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ metro area has the highest average salary median in Arizona ($45,620).

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ $36,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ $45,620
Prescott, AZ $40,980
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ $41,140
Tucson, AZ $40,440
Yuma, AZ $37,680
Arizona nonmetropolitan area $40,590
$40,430
California

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for California

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA metro area has the highest average salary median in California ($135,090).

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA $103,260
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA $135,090
$119,175
Colorado

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Colorado

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO metro area has the highest average salary median in Colorado ($84,380).

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO $84,380
$84,380
Connecticut N/A
Washington, D.C. N/A
Delaware N/A
Florida N/A
Georgia N/A
Hawaii

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Hawaii

Urban Honolulu, HI metro area has the highest average salary median in Hawaii ($50,070).

Urban Honolulu, HI $50,070
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area $49,920
$49,995
Iowa

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Iowa

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA metro area has the highest average salary median in Iowa ($51,590).

Cedar Rapids, IA $41,790
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL $45,000
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA $46,230
Dubuque, IA $40,570
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD $46,650
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA $51,590
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area $45,530
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area $39,320
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area $42,040
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area $41,250
$43,997
Idaho

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Idaho

Pocatello, ID metro area has the highest average salary median in Idaho ($50,050).

Coeur d'Alene, ID $32,410
Idaho Falls, ID $32,190
Lewiston, ID-WA $39,450
Pocatello, ID $50,050
Twin Falls, ID $38,420
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area $48,980
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area $43,150
$40,664
Illinois N/A
Indiana

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Indiana

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN metro area has the highest average salary median in Indiana ($56,070).

Columbus, IN $41,200
Elkhart-Goshen, IN $42,580
Evansville, IN-KY $42,660
Fort Wayne, IN $43,270
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN $47,250
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN $56,070
Michigan City-La Porte, IN $43,120
Muncie, IN $49,530
Terre Haute, IN $46,880
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area $37,940
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area $43,400
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area $38,590
$44,374
Kansas

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Kansas

Manhattan, KS metro area has the highest average salary median in Kansas ($55,790).

Manhattan, KS $55,790
Topeka, KS $46,770
Wichita, KS $44,250
Kansas nonmetropolitan area $40,000
$46,703
Kentucky

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Kentucky

Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area metro area has the highest average salary median in Kentucky ($51,010).

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY $49,200
Lexington-Fayette, KY $49,220
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN $48,530
Owensboro, KY $48,290
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area $48,490
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area $49,470
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area $51,010
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area $47,550
$48,970
Louisiana

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Louisiana

New Orleans-Metairie, LA metro area has the highest average salary median in Louisiana ($47,390).

Baton Rouge, LA $46,150
Hammond, LA $43,450
Houma-Thibodaux, LA $43,510
Lafayette, LA $43,830
Lake Charles, LA $45,250
Monroe, LA $43,210
New Orleans-Metairie, LA $47,390
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA $47,320
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area $43,890
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area $42,170
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area $41,770
$44,358
Massachusetts

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Massachusetts

Springfield, MA-CT metro area has the highest average salary median in Massachusetts ($87,700).

Springfield, MA-CT $87,700
$87,700
Maryland N/A
Maine

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Maine

Portland-South Portland, ME metro area has the highest average salary median in Maine ($50,460).

Lewiston-Auburn, ME $39,590
Portland-South Portland, ME $50,460
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area $40,390
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area $46,310
$44,188
Michigan

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Michigan

Lansing-East Lansing, MI metro area has the highest average salary median in Michigan ($57,550).

Battle Creek, MI $47,520
Bay City, MI $49,280
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI $57,040
Flint, MI $51,520
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI $49,130
Jackson, MI $52,450
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI $48,310
Lansing-East Lansing, MI $57,550
Midland, MI $37,640
Monroe, MI $54,990
Muskegon, MI $51,830
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI $47,480
Saginaw, MI $54,790
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area $43,590
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area $43,840
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area $46,040
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area $46,970
$49,410
Minnesota

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Minnesota

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI metro area has the highest average salary median in Minnesota ($78,810).

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI $78,810
$78,810
Missouri N/A
Mississippi

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS metro area has the highest average salary median in Mississippi ($43,690).

Hattiesburg, MS $43,690
Jackson, MS $43,380
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area $42,160
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area $40,880
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area $40,170
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area $39,560
$41,640
Montana

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Montana

Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area metro area has the highest average salary median in Montana ($44,000).

Great Falls, MT $32,150
Missoula, MT $35,070
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area $44,000
West Montana nonmetropolitan area $37,700
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area $33,510
$36,486
North Carolina

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for North Carolina

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC metro area has the highest average salary median in North Carolina ($54,030).

Burlington, NC $47,410
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC $47,620
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC $54,030
Fayetteville, NC $41,660
Goldsboro, NC $42,500
Greensboro-High Point, NC $48,790
Greenville, NC $53,710
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC $46,740
Jacksonville, NC $40,830
New Bern, NC $38,620
Raleigh, NC $47,650
Rocky Mount, NC $42,320
Wilmington, NC $47,100
Winston-Salem, NC $50,530
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area $41,700
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area $41,820
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area $44,420
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area $45,710
$45,731
North Dakota

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for North Dakota

Fargo, ND-MN metro area has the highest average salary median in North Dakota ($51,220).

Fargo, ND-MN $51,220
Grand Forks, ND-MN $50,380
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area $47,740
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area $46,330
$48,918
Nebraska N/A
New Hampshire

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for New Hampshire

West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area metro area has the highest average salary median in New Hampshire ($52,080).

Manchester, NH $48,610
Portsmouth, NH-ME $51,380
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area $39,370
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area $49,540
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area $52,080
$48,196
New Jersey

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for New Jersey

Trenton, NJ metro area has the highest average salary median in New Jersey ($62,330).

Ocean City, NJ $48,080
Trenton, NJ $62,330
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ $59,470
$56,627
New Mexico

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM metro area has the highest average salary median in New Mexico ($57,610).

Farmington, NM $49,870
Las Cruces, NM $57,610
Santa Fe, NM $51,020
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area $42,800
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area $43,610
$48,982
Nevada

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Nevada

Nevada nonmetropolitan area metro area has the highest average salary median in Nevada ($54,210).

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV $53,680
Reno, NV $44,910
Nevada nonmetropolitan area $54,210
$50,933
New York

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for New York

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA metro area has the highest average salary median in New York ($102,030).

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY $74,440
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA $102,030
Rochester, NY $82,700
Syracuse, NY $92,360
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area $58,340
$81,974
Ohio

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Ohio

Cleveland-Elyria, OH metro area has the highest average salary median in Ohio ($58,530).

Canton-Massillon, OH $53,560
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN $54,400
Cleveland-Elyria, OH $58,530
Columbus, OH $57,210
Dayton, OH $52,700
Lima, OH $51,830
Mansfield, OH $49,750
Springfield, OH $56,340
Toledo, OH $52,210
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA $50,970
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area $54,180
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) $54,100
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area $53,450
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area $53,510
$53,767
Oklahoma

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK metro area has the highest average salary median in Oklahoma ($44,890).

Lawton, OK $40,270
Oklahoma City, OK $44,420
Tulsa, OK $44,890
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area $39,960
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area $44,090
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area $42,260
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area $39,360
$42,179
Oregon N/A
Pennsylvania N/A
Puerto Rico

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Puerto Rico

Mayaguez, PR metro area has the highest average salary median in Puerto Rico ($37,590).

Aguadilla-Isabela, PR $31,200
Arecibo, PR $33,390
Guayama, PR $29,920
Mayaguez, PR $37,590
Ponce, PR $32,200
San German, PR $31,220
San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR $30,450
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area $33,240
$32,401
Rhode Island N/A
South Carolina

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for South Carolina

Columbia, SC metro area has the highest average salary median in South Carolina ($51,380).

Columbia, SC $51,380
Florence, SC $42,670
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC $45,450
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC $46,020
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC $41,880
Spartanburg, SC $51,270
Sumter, SC $45,540
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area $44,950
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area $45,010
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area $42,300
$45,647
South Dakota

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for South Dakota

Sioux Falls, SD metro area has the highest average salary median in South Dakota ($42,830).

Sioux Falls, SD $42,830
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area $42,390
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area $38,020
$41,080
Tennessee

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Tennessee

Clarksville, TN-KY metro area has the highest average salary median in Tennessee ($56,750).

Clarksville, TN-KY $56,750
Cleveland, TN $49,270
Jackson, TN $47,620
Johnson City, TN $48,090
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA $47,840
Knoxville, TN $48,970
Memphis, TN-MS-AR $48,760
Morristown, TN $44,760
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN $48,470
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area $43,060
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area $45,750
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area $44,400
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area $44,270
$47,539
Texas

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Texas

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX metro area has the highest average salary median in Texas ($75,420).

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX $75,420
$75,420
Utah

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Utah

Provo-Orem, UT metro area has the highest average salary median in Utah ($49,920).

Ogden-Clearfield, UT $35,510
Provo-Orem, UT $49,920
St. George, UT $46,770
Salt Lake City, UT $46,400
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area $42,030
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area $40,370
$43,500
Virginia

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Virginia

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC metro area has the highest average salary median in Virginia ($80,410).

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC $80,410
$80,410
Vermont

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Vermont

Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area metro area has the highest average salary median in Vermont ($53,680).

Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area $50,770
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area $53,680
$52,225
Wisconsin N/A
West Virginia

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for West Virginia

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH metro area has the highest average salary median in West Virginia ($49,430).

Charleston, WV $42,820
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH $44,520
Morgantown, WV $43,650
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV $42,540
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH $49,430
Wheeling, WV-OH $47,630
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area $42,490
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area $44,260
$44,668
Wyoming

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Wyoming

Cheyenne, WY metro area has the highest average salary median in Wyoming ($51,510).

Cheyenne, WY $51,510
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area $46,860
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area $47,550
$48,640

Doctorate

The state with the highest average salary median for a doctorate degree is California ($119,175) in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA metro area.

Alaska

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Alaska (Doctorate)

Fairbanks, AK metro area has the highest average salary median in Alaska ($66,760) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Fairbanks, AK $66,760
Alaska nonmetropolitan area $54,960
$60,860
Alabama N/A
Arkansas

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Arkansas (Doctorate)

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR metro area has the highest average salary median in Arkansas ($48,800) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Fort Smith, AR-OK $42,890
Hot Springs, AR $47,300
Jonesboro, AR $40,900
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR $48,800
Pine Bluff, AR $43,240
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area $43,740
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area $42,730
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area $43,490
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area $42,100
$43,910
Arizona

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Arizona (Doctorate)

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ metro area has the highest average salary median in Arizona ($45,620) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ $36,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ $45,620
Prescott, AZ $40,980
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ $41,140
Tucson, AZ $40,440
Yuma, AZ $37,680
Arizona nonmetropolitan area $40,590
$40,430
California

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for California (Doctorate)

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA metro area has the highest average salary median in California ($135,090) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA $103,260
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA $135,090
$119,175
Colorado

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Colorado (Doctorate)

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO metro area has the highest average salary median in Colorado ($84,380) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO $84,380
$84,380
Connecticut N/A
Washington, D.C. N/A
Delaware N/A
Florida N/A
Georgia N/A
Hawaii

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Hawaii (Doctorate)

Urban Honolulu, HI metro area has the highest average salary median in Hawaii ($50,070) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Urban Honolulu, HI $50,070
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area $49,920
$49,995
Iowa

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Iowa (Doctorate)

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA metro area has the highest average salary median in Iowa ($51,590) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Cedar Rapids, IA $41,790
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL $45,000
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA $46,230
Dubuque, IA $40,570
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD $46,650
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA $51,590
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area $45,530
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area $39,320
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area $42,040
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area $41,250
$43,997
Idaho

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Idaho (Doctorate)

Pocatello, ID metro area has the highest average salary median in Idaho ($50,050) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Coeur d'Alene, ID $32,410
Idaho Falls, ID $32,190
Lewiston, ID-WA $39,450
Pocatello, ID $50,050
Twin Falls, ID $38,420
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area $48,980
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area $43,150
$40,664
Illinois N/A
Indiana

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Indiana (Doctorate)

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN metro area has the highest average salary median in Indiana ($56,070) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Columbus, IN $41,200
Elkhart-Goshen, IN $42,580
Evansville, IN-KY $42,660
Fort Wayne, IN $43,270
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN $47,250
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN $56,070
Michigan City-La Porte, IN $43,120
Muncie, IN $49,530
Terre Haute, IN $46,880
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area $37,940
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area $43,400
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area $38,590
$44,374
Kansas

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Kansas (Doctorate)

Manhattan, KS metro area has the highest average salary median in Kansas ($55,790) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Manhattan, KS $55,790
Topeka, KS $46,770
Wichita, KS $44,250
Kansas nonmetropolitan area $40,000
$46,703
Kentucky

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Kentucky (Doctorate)

Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area metro area has the highest average salary median in Kentucky ($51,010) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY $49,200
Lexington-Fayette, KY $49,220
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN $48,530
Owensboro, KY $48,290
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area $48,490
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area $49,470
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area $51,010
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area $47,550
$48,970
Louisiana

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Louisiana (Doctorate)

New Orleans-Metairie, LA metro area has the highest average salary median in Louisiana ($47,390) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Baton Rouge, LA $46,150
Hammond, LA $43,450
Houma-Thibodaux, LA $43,510
Lafayette, LA $43,830
Lake Charles, LA $45,250
Monroe, LA $43,210
New Orleans-Metairie, LA $47,390
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA $47,320
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area $43,890
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area $42,170
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area $41,770
$44,358
Massachusetts

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Massachusetts (Doctorate)

Springfield, MA-CT metro area has the highest average salary median in Massachusetts ($87,700) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Springfield, MA-CT $87,700
$87,700
Maryland N/A
Maine

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Maine (Doctorate)

Portland-South Portland, ME metro area has the highest average salary median in Maine ($50,460) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Lewiston-Auburn, ME $39,590
Portland-South Portland, ME $50,460
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area $40,390
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area $46,310
$44,188
Michigan

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Michigan (Doctorate)

Lansing-East Lansing, MI metro area has the highest average salary median in Michigan ($57,550) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Battle Creek, MI $47,520
Bay City, MI $49,280
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI $57,040
Flint, MI $51,520
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI $49,130
Jackson, MI $52,450
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI $48,310
Lansing-East Lansing, MI $57,550
Midland, MI $37,640
Monroe, MI $54,990
Muskegon, MI $51,830
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI $47,480
Saginaw, MI $54,790
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area $43,590
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area $43,840
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area $46,040
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area $46,970
$49,410
Minnesota

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Minnesota (Doctorate)

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI metro area has the highest average salary median in Minnesota ($78,810) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI $78,810
$78,810
Missouri N/A
Mississippi

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Mississippi (Doctorate)

Hattiesburg, MS metro area has the highest average salary median in Mississippi ($43,690) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Hattiesburg, MS $43,690
Jackson, MS $43,380
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area $42,160
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area $40,880
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area $40,170
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area $39,560
$41,640
Montana

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Montana (Doctorate)

Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area metro area has the highest average salary median in Montana ($44,000) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Great Falls, MT $32,150
Missoula, MT $35,070
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area $44,000
West Montana nonmetropolitan area $37,700
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area $33,510
$36,486
North Carolina

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for North Carolina (Doctorate)

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC metro area has the highest average salary median in North Carolina ($54,030) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Burlington, NC $47,410
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC $47,620
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC $54,030
Fayetteville, NC $41,660
Goldsboro, NC $42,500
Greensboro-High Point, NC $48,790
Greenville, NC $53,710
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC $46,740
Jacksonville, NC $40,830
New Bern, NC $38,620
Raleigh, NC $47,650
Rocky Mount, NC $42,320
Wilmington, NC $47,100
Winston-Salem, NC $50,530
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area $41,700
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area $41,820
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area $44,420
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area $45,710
$45,731
North Dakota

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for North Dakota (Doctorate)

Fargo, ND-MN metro area has the highest average salary median in North Dakota ($51,220) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Fargo, ND-MN $51,220
Grand Forks, ND-MN $50,380
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area $47,740
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area $46,330
$48,918
Nebraska N/A
New Hampshire

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for New Hampshire (Doctorate)

West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area metro area has the highest average salary median in New Hampshire ($52,080) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Manchester, NH $48,610
Portsmouth, NH-ME $51,380
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area $39,370
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area $49,540
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area $52,080
$48,196
New Jersey

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for New Jersey (Doctorate)

Trenton, NJ metro area has the highest average salary median in New Jersey ($62,330) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Ocean City, NJ $48,080
Trenton, NJ $62,330
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ $59,470
$56,627
New Mexico

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for New Mexico (Doctorate)

Las Cruces, NM metro area has the highest average salary median in New Mexico ($57,610) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Farmington, NM $49,870
Las Cruces, NM $57,610
Santa Fe, NM $51,020
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area $42,800
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area $43,610
$48,982
Nevada

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Nevada (Doctorate)

Nevada nonmetropolitan area metro area has the highest average salary median in Nevada ($54,210) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV $53,680
Reno, NV $44,910
Nevada nonmetropolitan area $54,210
$50,933
New York

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for New York (Doctorate)

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA metro area has the highest average salary median in New York ($102,030) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY $74,440
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA $102,030
Rochester, NY $82,700
Syracuse, NY $92,360
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area $58,340
$81,974
Ohio

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Ohio (Doctorate)

Cleveland-Elyria, OH metro area has the highest average salary median in Ohio ($58,530) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Canton-Massillon, OH $53,560
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN $54,400
Cleveland-Elyria, OH $58,530
Columbus, OH $57,210
Dayton, OH $52,700
Lima, OH $51,830
Mansfield, OH $49,750
Springfield, OH $56,340
Toledo, OH $52,210
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA $50,970
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area $54,180
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) $54,100
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area $53,450
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area $53,510
$53,767
Oklahoma

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Oklahoma (Doctorate)

Tulsa, OK metro area has the highest average salary median in Oklahoma ($44,890) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Lawton, OK $40,270
Oklahoma City, OK $44,420
Tulsa, OK $44,890
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area $39,960
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area $44,090
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area $42,260
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area $39,360
$42,179
Oregon N/A
Pennsylvania N/A
Puerto Rico

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Puerto Rico (Doctorate)

Mayaguez, PR metro area has the highest average salary median in Puerto Rico ($37,590) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Aguadilla-Isabela, PR $31,200
Arecibo, PR $33,390
Guayama, PR $29,920
Mayaguez, PR $37,590
Ponce, PR $32,200
San German, PR $31,220
San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR $30,450
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area $33,240
$32,401
Rhode Island N/A
South Carolina

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for South Carolina (Doctorate)

Columbia, SC metro area has the highest average salary median in South Carolina ($51,380) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Columbia, SC $51,380
Florence, SC $42,670
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC $45,450
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC $46,020
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC $41,880
Spartanburg, SC $51,270
Sumter, SC $45,540
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area $44,950
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area $45,010
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area $42,300
$45,647
South Dakota

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for South Dakota (Doctorate)

Sioux Falls, SD metro area has the highest average salary median in South Dakota ($42,830) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Sioux Falls, SD $42,830
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area $42,390
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area $38,020
$41,080
Tennessee

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Tennessee (Doctorate)

Clarksville, TN-KY metro area has the highest average salary median in Tennessee ($56,750) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Clarksville, TN-KY $56,750
Cleveland, TN $49,270
Jackson, TN $47,620
Johnson City, TN $48,090
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA $47,840
Knoxville, TN $48,970
Memphis, TN-MS-AR $48,760
Morristown, TN $44,760
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN $48,470
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area $43,060
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area $45,750
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area $44,400
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area $44,270
$47,539
Texas

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Texas (Doctorate)

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX metro area has the highest average salary median in Texas ($75,420) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX $75,420
$75,420
Utah

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Utah (Doctorate)

Provo-Orem, UT metro area has the highest average salary median in Utah ($49,920) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Ogden-Clearfield, UT $35,510
Provo-Orem, UT $49,920
St. George, UT $46,770
Salt Lake City, UT $46,400
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area $42,030
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area $40,370
$43,500
Virginia

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Virginia (Doctorate)

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC metro area has the highest average salary median in Virginia ($80,410) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC $80,410
$80,410
Vermont

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Vermont (Doctorate)

Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area metro area has the highest average salary median in Vermont ($53,680) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area $50,770
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area $53,680
$52,225
Wisconsin N/A
West Virginia

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for West Virginia (Doctorate)

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH metro area has the highest average salary median in West Virginia ($49,430) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Charleston, WV $42,820
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH $44,520
Morgantown, WV $43,650
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV $42,540
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH $49,430
Wheeling, WV-OH $47,630
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area $42,490
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area $44,260
$44,668
Wyoming

Metro Area Average Salary Medians for Wyoming (Doctorate)

Cheyenne, WY metro area has the highest average salary median in Wyoming ($51,510) for a doctorate degree in this area of study.

Cheyenne, WY $51,510
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area $46,860
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area $47,550
$48,640

1 Job Attainable With This Degree

The jobs below are commonly attainable with this degree. Most job roles require a doctorate degree.  For a doctorate degree, the average salary median is $47,932. 

  Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Salary Ratio: 0.31    

The Salary Ratio is a comparison of the average salary median compared to the average cost of obtaining this degree (average of undergraduate and graduate costs). It takes a job's average salary median and then compares it to the combined average cost of undergraduate degrees (1-4 years) and graduate degrees (6 years for a masters, 8 years for a doctorate) needed to qualify for that job.

A ratio that's close to 1, or greater, indicates that the average salary median which can be earned is substantial compared to the average cost of obtaining the degree. A Salary Ratio of 0, "N/A", or "INF" implies that school data is not available to provide a proper evaluation. Explore other factors such as the years of work experience usually required, the degree level normally required, and the types of attainable jobs to determine the feasibility of pursuing this degree.

Common Job Titles    
  • Adjunct Professor
  • African Studies Professor
  • American Studies Professor
  • Asian Studies Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Black Studies Professor
  • College Faculty Member
  • College Professor
  • Ethnic Origins Teacher
  • Ethnic Studies Professor
  • Ethnology Professor
  • Ethnology Teacher
  • Gender Studies Professor
  • Hawaiian Studies Lecturer
  • Humanities Professor
  • Latin American Studies Professor
  • Lecturer
  • Professor
  • University Faculty Member
  • Women's Studies Professor
  • US Salary Median: $59,379
  • Job Growth (U.S.): 10.1%
  • Prior Experience: 1-2 years
  • Degree Level Required: Doctorate


Average Education Costs

Doctorate

The average cost for a graduate degree is $13,199 per year (or $22,103 if you're out-of-state), which means you're estimated to spend $52,796 to earn a doctorate (or $88,412 if you're out-of-state). This doesn't include the cost to first earn a bachelor's degree ($40,252 if you're in-state, $72,596 if you're out-of-state) and then a master's degree ($26,398 if you're in-state, $44,206 if you're out-of-state).


Most Affordable Schools for Undergraduate American Indian/Native American Studies Degrees

Haskell Indian Nations University

155 Indian Ave - Lawrence, KS

Out-of-state cost: $480/year
In-state cost: $480/year
Degrees: Bachelor's

Dine College

Route 12, One Circle Drive - Tsaile, AZ

Out-of-state cost: $1,410/year
In-state cost: $1,410/year
Degrees: Associate's, Bachelor's

Oglala Lakota College

490 Piya Wiconi Road - Kyle, SD

Out-of-state cost: $2,684/year
In-state cost: $2,684/year
Degrees: Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's

Sinte Gleska University

E. Highway 18, 101 Antelope Lake Circle - Mission, SD

Out-of-state cost: $3,154/year
In-state cost: $3,154/year
Degrees: Associate's, Bachelor's

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

301 College Drive - New Town, ND

Out-of-state cost: $3,870/year
In-state cost: $3,870/year
Degrees: Associate's, Bachelor's

Sitting Bull College

9299 Hwy 24 - Fort Yates, ND

Out-of-state cost: $4,010/year
In-state cost: $4,010/year
Degrees: Associate's, Bachelor's

Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development

83 Avan Nu Po Road - Santa Fe, NM

Out-of-state cost: $4,726/year
In-state cost: $4,726/year
Degrees: Associate's, Bachelor's

Northwest Indian College

2522 Kwina Rd - Bellingham, WA

Out-of-state cost: $6,787/year
In-state cost: $6,787/year
Degrees: Bachelor's

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

One University Drive - Pembroke, NC

Out-of-state cost: $7,456/year
In-state cost: $3,456/year
Degrees: Bachelor's

Western Carolina University

Highway 107 - Cullowhee, NC

Out-of-state cost: $8,285/year
In-state cost: $4,285/year
Degrees: Certificate

Bemidji State University

1500 Birchmont Dr - Bemidji, MN

Out-of-state cost: $9,076/year
In-state cost: $9,076/year
Degrees: Bachelor's

Black Hills State University

1200 University St - Spearfish, SD

Out-of-state cost: $11,742/year
In-state cost: $8,672/year
Degrees: Bachelor's

South Dakota State University

1004 Campanile Ave - Brookings, SD

Out-of-state cost: $12,675/year
In-state cost: $9,200/year
Degrees: Bachelor's

University of South Dakota

414 E Clark St - Vermillion, SD

Out-of-state cost: $12,807/year
In-state cost: $9,332/year
Degrees: Bachelor's

University of North Dakota

264 Centennial Drive, Stop 8193 - Grand Forks, ND

Out-of-state cost: $14,546/year
In-state cost: $10,276/year
Degrees: Bachelor's

Bacone College

2299 Old Bacone Rd - Muskogee, OK

Out-of-state cost: $14,700/year
In-state cost: $14,700/year
Degrees: Associate's, Bachelor's

Northeastern State University

600 N Grand - Tahlequah, OK

Out-of-state cost: $15,315/year
In-state cost: $6,915/year
Degrees: Bachelor's

University of Minnesota-Morris

309 Behmler Hall - Morris, MN

Out-of-state cost: $15,632/year
In-state cost: $13,578/year
Degrees: Bachelor's

University of Wyoming

Corner Of Ninth And Ivinson - Laramie, WY

Out-of-state cost: $15,913/year
In-state cost: $4,921/year
Degrees: Bachelor's

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

2420 Nicolet Dr - Green Bay, WI

Out-of-state cost: $16,091/year
In-state cost: $7,873/year
Degrees: Bachelor's


Most Affordable Schools for Graduate American Indian/Native American Studies Degrees

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

425 W University Blvd - Durant, OK

Out-of-state cost: $11,178/year
In-state cost: $5,022/year
Degrees: Master's


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