Your degree doesn’t dictate your future salary, but it is a strong indicator.

After graduation, business graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $113,149, while the bottom 20% make closer to $38,254. The median grad salary is $65,791.

Business graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in business is $39,929, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $53,451.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

Highest paying jobs for business graduates

The highest paying careers for business graduates are supply chain manager, investment fund manager and entrepreneur, with top salaries averaging around $104,828.

Highest Paying Careers

Avg Pay (USD)

As per most recent US census

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