Best Schools For Business Majors by Salary Potential

A bachelor’s degree in business is a great investment toward your future. Learn more about the best undergraduate business universities by salary.

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Rank 
School Name 
Early Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years experience
Mid-Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years experience
1$67,100$160,100

1Harvard University
Early Career Pay$67,100
Mid-Career Pay$160,100
2$71,200$155,700

2Lehigh University
Early Career Pay$71,200
Mid-Career Pay$155,700
3$86,200$154,400

3Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Early Career Pay$86,200
Mid-Career Pay$154,400
4$82,700$153,200

4University of California-Berkeley
Early Career Pay$82,700
Mid-Career Pay$153,200
5$79,000$149,000

5United States Military Academy
Early Career Pay$79,000
Mid-Career Pay$149,000
6$76,200$148,300

6Georgetown University
Early Career Pay$76,200
Mid-Career Pay$148,300
7$70,900$147,000

7University of Notre Dame
Early Career Pay$70,900
Mid-Career Pay$147,000
8$72,700$144,400

8Santa Clara University
Early Career Pay$72,700
Mid-Career Pay$144,400
9$82,000$143,600

9University of Pennsylvania
Early Career Pay$82,000
Mid-Career Pay$143,600
10$70,900$141,700

10Babson College
Early Career Pay$70,900
Mid-Career Pay$141,700
11$64,900$141,400

11Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Early Career Pay$64,900
Mid-Career Pay$141,400
12$78,600$140,800

12United States Air Force Academy
Early Career Pay$78,600
Mid-Career Pay$140,800
13$71,000$140,500

13Washington and Lee University
Early Career Pay$71,000
Mid-Career Pay$140,500
14$74,400$140,200

14Brown University
Early Career Pay$74,400
Mid-Career Pay$140,200
15$68,600$139,700

15Bucknell University
Early Career Pay$68,600
Mid-Career Pay$139,700
16$73,200$139,100

16University of Virginia-Main Campus
Early Career Pay$73,200
Mid-Career Pay$139,100
17$77,600$137,300

17Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Early Career Pay$77,600
Mid-Career Pay$137,300
18$74,700$136,800

18Carnegie Mellon University
Early Career Pay$74,700
Mid-Career Pay$136,800
19$66,500$136,400

19Wake Forest University
Early Career Pay$66,500
Mid-Career Pay$136,400
20$73,900$136,200

20College of the Holy Cross
Early Career Pay$73,900
Mid-Career Pay$136,200
21$65,100$136,000

21University of California-Santa Barbara
Early Career Pay$65,100
Mid-Career Pay$136,000
22$69,800$135,900

22New York University
Early Career Pay$69,800
Mid-Career Pay$135,900
22$69,600$135,900

22Washington University in St Louis
Early Career Pay$69,600
Mid-Career Pay$135,900
24$68,900$135,400

24University of Southern California
Early Career Pay$68,900
Mid-Career Pay$135,400
25$68,000$134,200

25Yeshiva University
Early Career Pay$68,000
Mid-Career Pay$134,200
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Wondering where the highest-paid business major graduates went to school? The PayScale College Salary Report has salary data for business majors from hundreds of colleges and universities across the United States. Business can be a lucrative field of study, but it also has one of the biggest ranges in salary potential of any major. It’s important that you choose a school with a proven track record of preparing students for successful careers. Perennial top colleges for business majors include: Georgetown University in Washington D.C., Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Notre Dame, Babson College, and University of Pennsylvania.

It should be noted that this ranking does not include salary data from alumni who went on to earn advanced degrees, including MBAs. Many business majors do go on to earn additional degrees, and that often increases earnings beyond those of graduates with only a bachelor’s degree, especially when the student attends a prestigious business school.


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