• Class of 2014: Top-Paid Business Majors

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    May 28, 2014

    Management information systems/business majors were the top-paid among Class of 2014 business graduates at the bachelor’s degree level, according to results of NACE’s April 2014 Salary Survey.

    Management information systems/business majors earned the highest average starting salary at $62,100, followed by business administration/management majors at $55,600. (See Figure 1.)

    In all, Class of 2014 graduates in seven business majors earned average starting salaries that exceed $50,000.

    An executive summary of the April 2014 Salary Survey report is available at www.naceweb.org/salary-resources/salary-survey.aspx.

    Figure 1: Starting salary by academic major, business majors

    Major Average 2014 Salary
    Management information systems/business $62,100
    Business administration/management $55,600
    Finance $55,400
    Business systems networking/telecommunications $54,800
    Marketing/marketing management (including market research) $54,100
    Economics $53,000
    Accounting $52,900

    Source: April 2014 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers