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20. (tie) Lehigh Starting Salary: $70,200 | 20. (tie) Cornell Starting Salary: $70,200
18. Brown
Starting Salary: $70,700 17. Holy Cross Starting Salary: $71,000
16. University of Virginia Starting Salary: $71,400
15. Santa Clara University
Starting Salary: $71,700
Mid-Career Salary: $138,400
14. Notre Dame
Starting Salary: $71,700
Mid-Career Salary: $140,300
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13. Carnegie Mellon
Starting Salary: $71,900
Mid-Career Salary: $127,700
12. Rice
Starting Salary: $72,100
Mid-Career Salary: $134,300

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11. Lafayette College
Starting Salary: $72,200
Mid-Career Salary: $135,600
10. Claremont McKenna College
Starting Salary: $72,400
Mid-Career Salary: $128,100
9. Emory
Starting Salary: $73,200
Mid-Career Salary: $122,100
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8. US Air Force Academy
Starting Salary: $73,700
Mid-Career Salary: $138,700
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7. Georgetown
Starting Salary: $74,900
Mid-Career Salary: $142,300
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6. US Military Academy
Starting Salary: $75,200
Mid-Career Salary: $156,300
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5. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Starting Salary: $75,500
Mid-Career Salary: $137,200
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4. Stanford
Starting Salary: $75,800
Mid-Career Salary: $126,900
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3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Starting Salary: $80,200
Mid-Career Salary: $151,400
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2. University of Pennsylvania
Starting Salary: $81,000
Mid-Career Salary: $140,600
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1. University of California-Berkeley
Starting Salary: $81,400
Mid-Career Salary: $150,400

Whether you just got your business degree from the college of your choice or still haven’t chosen your college, ThinkAdvisor compiled this ranking of colleges for you to see whose business-degree-holding alumni score the highest starting salaries.

We sifted through the results of PayScale’s extensive College Salary Report for 2018-’19. PayScale collects salary data from 2.3 million alumni of more than 4,000 universities to determine, among other things, starting salary potential for business majors. PayScale determines starting salary as median starting pay for workers with 0-5 years of experience.

(Related: 20 Best Paying Jobs for College Business Majors: 2018)

To figure the salary, PayScale combined base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime, and other forms of cash earnings, but not stock compensation.

So, check out the list above for the Top 15 Colleges for Highest Starting Salary for Business Majors.

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