How Much Money Can You Earn with a Business Degree?

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An online business degree opens the door to many lucrative career opportunities. Best of all, the salary increase you'll enjoy as an employee with a bachelor degree from an online university will be the same as if you attended a brick-and-mortar business school.

Just how much can an online business school graduate earn? Business school graduates frequently earn six figures working in exciting career fields such as Human Resources, Finance, Sales & Marketing, and Information Technology (IT).

Let’s look at the average salaries for several popular fields. Salaries vary based on the size of the corporation, geographic region, and your own skill and experience levels.

  • Accounting: Entry-level accountants earn up to $50,000, but the sky’s the limit on how much a corporate accountant can take home. The median salary is approximately $67,000. An accountant with ten years experience can expect to earn about $80,000 annually.
  • Human Resources: A mid-level human resources professional can expect to earn between $48,000 and $80,000, annually. Top-level salaries can reach $180,000.
  • IT Management: The median earnings are $80,000 per year. Top-level IT managers with an MBA may earn more than $350,000 per year.
  • Marketing: Salaries for marketing professionals vary widely, too. Marketing professionals earn anywhere from $30,000 for an entry-level position to $145,000 at the senior level.