Business Salary Figures

How Much Do Business Graduates Make?

Business degree holders have the advantage of graduating with all of the business skills they need to reach the upper levels of management, making experience the only thing they need to gain. By pursuing a training specialty, an business degree holder can quickly move into one of several career specializations, where income potential increases dramatically with experience.

Here are some areas of business accessible by graduates with business degrees, with average annual salaries for each. Salaries represent national averages as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.

Career specialization

Salary

Chief Executives
$151,370
Marketing Managers
$113,400
Financial Managers
$106,200
General / Operations Managers
$103,780
Financial Examiners
$73,550
Accountants / Auditors
$63,180
Business Operations Specialists
$62,140
Training / Development Specialists
$53,040
Recruitment / Placement Specialists
$52,710