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Posted October 18, 2015 by

Salary Data and Occupational Outcomes for Finance Majors

75.6% of recent graduates in this major are employed full-time. These are the top occupations for recent graduates in Finance:
Occupation First Year Avg. Salary Pct of Finance grads in this occ
Accountants and Auditors  $44,800 15.5%
Financial Managers  $51,100 6.6%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents  $65,500 6.3%
Personal Financial Advisors  $42,200 5.3%
Computer Systems Analysts  $52,000 3.4%
Managers, All Other  $47,400 2.8%
Customer Service Representatives  $32,100 2.8%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products  $46,900 2.4%
Financial Analysts  $77,900 2.3%
Emergency Management Directors  $52,600 1.7%
Insurance Sales Agents  $25,200 1.7%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants  $29,200 1.5%
Retail Salespersons  $49,000 1.5%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks  $33,800 1.4%
Credit Analysts  $35,800 1.4%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers  $40,600 1.3%
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers  $43,500 1.2%
Insurance Underwriters  $40,300 1.1%
Financial Clerks, All Other  $22,900 1.0%
Financial Specialists, All Other  $51,300 1.0%
Note: Values in the right hand column do not total to 100% as we do not include occupations of less than 1%. Data courtesy of Educate to Career.
Posted October 18, 2015 by

Salary Data and Occupational Outcomes for Economics (Business / Managerial) Majors

67.3% of recent graduates in this major are employed full-time. These are the top occupations for recent graduates in Economics (Business/Managerial):
Occupation First Year Avg. Salary Pct of Economics (Business/Managerial) grads in this occ
Accountants and Auditors  $52,900 10.5%
Computer Systems Analysts  $49,600 4.0%
Managers, All Other  $52,500 3.8%
Customer Service Representatives  $34,300 3.7%
Emergency Management Directors  $52,500 3.6%
Personal Financial Advisors  $54,400 3.4%
Financial Analysts  $111,800 3.1%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants  $27,800 3.0%
Financial Managers  $37,900 2.7%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents  $70,800 2.6%
Retail Salespersons  $33,900 2.2%
Marketing Managers  $33,900 1.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers  $35,000 1.6%
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other  $39,400 1.6%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants  $23,300 1.3%
Human Resources Specialists  $49,800 1.3%
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists  $56,500 1.3%
Office Clerks, General  $31,600 1.3%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products  $38,000 1.1%
Credit Analysts  $44,800 1.1%
Receptionists and Information Clerks  $23,400 1.1%
Economists  $44,200 1.1%
Insurance Sales Agents  $34,000 1.0%
Note: Values in the right hand column do not total to 100% as we do not include occupations of less than 1%. Data courtesy of Educate to Career.
Posted October 12, 2015 by

Salary Data and Occupational Outcomes for Business Administration / Management

70.6% of recent graduates in this major are employed full-time. These are the top occupations for recent graduates in Business Administration / Management:
Occupation First Year Avg. Salary Percentage of Business Administration / Management grads in this occupational field
Accountants and Auditors  $41,900 6.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers  $35,900 5.2%
Retail Salespersons  $31,400 4.3%
Customer Service Representatives  $31,100 3.5%
Managers, All Other  $42,000 2.7%
Human Resources Specialists  $35,300 2.7%
Financial Managers  $31,500 2.6%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products  $38,400 2.6%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants  $24,700 2.6%
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other  $45,800 2.0%
Marketing Managers  $44,800 1.9%
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists  $39,800 1.6%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents  $48,300 1.6%
Tellers  $23,700 1.5%
Office Clerks, General  $25,600 1.5%
Emergency Management Directors  $46,100 1.3%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks  $31,000 1.3%
Personal Financial Advisors  $46,200 1.2%
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers  $42,500 1.2%
Cashiers  $24,300 1.2%
Receptionists and Information Clerks  $19,500 1.1%
Food Service Managers  $33,300 1.1%

Note: Values in the right hand column do not total to 100% as we do not include occupations of less than 1%. Data courtesy of Educate to Career.

Posted October 11, 2015 by

Salary Data and Occupational Outcomes for Accounting Majors

69.4% of recent graduates in this major are employed full-time. These are the top occupations for recent graduates in Accounting:
Occupation First Year Avg. Salary Percentage of Accounting grads in this occupational field
Accountants and Auditors  $41,600 54.2%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks  $33,000 2.9%
Financial Managers  $43,400 1.7%
Managers, All Other  $47,500 1.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers  $32,900 1.6%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants  $24,000 1.4%
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers  $30,800 1.3%
Emergency Management Directors  $43,700 1.2%
Credit Counselors  $38,000 1.1%
Tellers  $16,500 1.1%
Tax Preparers  $37,000 1.1%

Note: Values in the right hand column do not total to 100% as we do not include occupations of less than 1%. Data courtesy of Educate to Career.
Posted February 16, 2012 by

Top Earners Amongst 2011 Grads: Finance Major Working for Banks Started at $67,700

Top pay among Class of 2011 bachelor’s degree graduates went to finance majors landing financial manager positions with banks, according to a report published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

NACE’s Winter 2012 Salary Survey shows that the average starting salary for these graduates in this position and industry was $67,700. (more…)

Posted November 28, 2008 by

Hitting the Ground Running

Survey Shows Increasing Productivity Top Challenge For New Financial Managers
There is no performance grace period for the president-elect in his first 100 days, nor for new financial managers, who are expected to produce results immediately, a new survey suggests. Nearly one-third (30 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed cited increasing productivity as the top challenge faced in their first 100 days on the job. Boosting profitability was the second most common response, cited by one in five (20 percent) executives.
The survey was developed by Robert Half Management Resources and conducted by an independent research firm. It was based on telephone interviews with more than 1,400 CFOs across the United States.

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