14 Best Paying Jobs for College Business Majors: 2014

Thousands of college students graduate every year with business majors, but which jobs offer the best paying career path?

A business degree obviously doesn't guarantee a great paying job but can definitely help in attaining one. A business degree obviously doesn't guarantee a great paying job but can definitely help in attaining one.

“The business of America is business,” President Calvin Coolidge is claimed to have said back in the 1920s.

That quote isn’t really accurate, but business schools around the country still turn out thousands of grads every year.

Majoring in business might be popular (358,000 bachelor's degress were issued in 2009-10), but which jobs pay the best for those who majored in business is an interesting question.

We turned to PayScale.com to check out their list of the Best Paying Jobs for Business Majors. We included the salary (including overtime and bonuses) for someone with a typical amount of experience in each job. PayScale also rated each job by the percentage of those surveyed who found high meaning in their work (those jobs without enough data in this category are marked N/A). PayScale states on their site that "all data is limited to those with a bachelor's degree and no higher degrees who work full time in the United States."

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Armed with business degrees, graduates fill a wide variety of jobs. So check out 14 Best Paying Jobs for College Business Majors for 2014.

Senior Network Administrator

14. Senior Network Administrator

Experienced Median Pay: $72,500

Common Major: Management Information Systems

% With High Job Meaning: 49%

Automotive Retail Salesperson

13. Automotive Retail Salesperson

Experienced Median Pay: $74,700

Common Major: Business Administration

% With High Job Meaning: 33%

Store Owner/Operator

12. Store Owner/Operator

Experienced Median Pay: $80,900

Common Major: General Business

% With High Job Meaning: 74%

Senior Systems Administrator

11. Senior Systems Administrator

Experienced Median Pay: $82,200

Common Major: Management Information Systems

% With High Job Meaning: 42%

Tax Compliance Manager

10. Tax Compliance Manager

Experienced Median Pay: $86,500

Common Major: Accounting

% With High Job Meaning: N/A

Nonprofit Organization

9. (tie) COO, Nonprofit Organization

Experienced Median Pay: $87,400

Common Major: Business Administration

% With High Job Meaning: 90%

Tax Consultant

9. (tie) Tax Consultant

Experienced Median Pay: $87,400

Common Major: Accounting

% With High Job Meaning: N/A

Systems Manager, IT

7. Systems Manager, IT

Experienced Median Pay: $90,500

Common Major: Management Information Systems

% With High Job Meaning: 55%

Payroll Director

6. Payroll Director

Experienced Median Pay: $98,200

Common Major: Accounting

% With High Job Meaning: 64%

Cost Engineer 

5. Cost Engineer

Experienced Median Pay: $99,800

Common Major: Accounting

% With High Job Meaning: 57%

Bank Examiner 

4. Bank Examiner

Experienced Median Pay: $109,000

Common Major: Business Management

% With High Job Meaning: N/A

Assistant Vice President, Regional Director

3. Assistant Vice President, Regional Director

Experienced Median Pay: $129,000

Common Major: Business Management

% With High Job Meaning: 48%

Chief Administrative Officer 

2. Chief Administrative Officer

Experienced Median Pay: $140,000

Common Major: Business Administration

% With High Job Meaning: N/A

Chief Marketing Officer

1. Chief Marketing Officer

Experienced Median Pay: $172,000

Common Major: Business & Marketing

% With High Job Meaning: 65%

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