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


Chief Executives
Marketing Managers
Financial Managers
General / Operations Managers
Financial Examiners
Accountants / Auditors
Business Operations Specialists
Training / Development Specialists
Recruitment / Placement Specialists