20. BUYER
Most Common Major: Supply Chain Management
Mid-Career Pay: $59,900


19. COST ACCOUNTANT
Most Common Major: Accounting
$60,600

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18. CREDIT ANALYST
Most Common Major: Finance
$61,100


17. AUDITOR
Most Common Major: Accounting
$62,600

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16. INTERNAL AUDITOR
Most Common Major: Accounting
$64,900


15. SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYST
Most Common Major: Supply Chain Management
$66,800

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14. (tie) FINANCIAL ANALYST
Most Common Major: Finance
$68,600


14. (tie) ACCOUNTING SUPERVISOR
Most Common Major: Accounting
$68,600

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12. PAYROLL MANAGER
Most Common Major: Accounting
$70,600


11. ACCOUNTING MANAGER
Most Common Major: Accounting
$74,200

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10. CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT
Most Common Major: Accounting
$76,700


9. FINANCIAL / SECURITIES / INVESTMENTS ANALYST
Most Common Major: Finance
$81,300

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8. FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
Most Common Major: Accounting
$87,000


7. FINANCIAL ADVISOR
Most Common Major: Finance
$89,500

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6. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER
Most Common Major: Supply Chain Management
$92,300


5. FINANCE MANAGER
Most Common Major: Accounting
$97,700

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4. CORPORATE CONTROLLER
Most Common Major: Accounting
$99,700


3. PORTFOLIO MANAGER
Most Common Major: Finance
$100,000

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2. FINANCE DIRECTOR
Most Common Major: Accounting
$113,000


1. VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE
Most Common Major: Accounting
$151,000

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(Related: 20 Best Paying College Majors (That Aren’t Engineering): 2019)

ThinkAdvisor curated the ranking of jobs for business majors that pay the highest salaries. We pulled the data from PayScale’s extensive College Salary Report for 2019. The College Salary Report collected alumni compensation data from 3.2 million employees, representing more than 4,000 universities across the U.S. to determine, among other things, mid-career salary potential of these jobs and related majors. Mid-career is figured as 10 years in the chosen field of work.

 

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.

Financial Advisors Still Love Their Jobs More

In the business arena, most people are looking for a big payday but there are some jobs in the business world that are actually high on the meaningful side. Like last year’s report, PayScale found that 70% of financial advisors said their jobs were meaningful, which is far above the 19 other jobs listed, with the closest, again, being finance director, at 56%.

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