Salaries for Jobs in Business

ProgramPotential job titlesEntry-level4-5 years10 yearsStar rating
Accounting and FinanceBookkeeper, auditing clerk, financial manager, investment analyst$43,638$64,022$97,7184
Advertising & Graphic DesignGraphic designer, desktop publisher, pre-press technician$25,293$48,131$72,9872
BookkeepingAccounts payable specialist, accounts receivable specialist, bookkeeperNANANA2
Business AdministrationComputer systems analyst, financial manager, sales manager$46,114$69,285$107,5985
Business Administration: Human Resources ManagementProject management specialist, management analyst, industrial-organizational psychologist$46,114$69,285$107,5985
Business Administration: MarketingMarketing strategist, industrial-organizational psychologist, commercial/industrial designer$46,114$69,285$107,5984
Business Administration: Project ManagementProject management specialist, clinical data manager, cost estimator$46,114$69,285$107,5984
Business AnalyticsStatistician, database architect, operations research analyst$68,120$103,064$166,2755
Certified Administrative ProfessionalAdministrative assistant, office support specialist, technical assistantNANANA2
Medical Office Administration: Billing and CodingMedical records specialist$30,784$38,854$50,8143
Medical Office Administration: Health Care AdministrationManagement analyst, medical and health services manager, occupational health and safety specialist$30,784$38,854$50,8145
Medical Office Administration ProfessionalMedical transcriptionist, medical records specialist$30,784$38,854$50,8142
Office Administration ProfessionalOffice clerk, payroll and timekeeping clerk, administrative services manager$33,862$42,536$51,6673
Paralegal TechnologyParalegal, legal secretary, law teacher$41,101$52,624$71,6353
Real EstateReal estate agent, realtor$35,755$52,520$98,4054
Securities Industry Essential (SIE) Exam PrepFinancial analyst, investment advisor, financial sales representativeNANANA5
Supply Chain Management: Distribution ManagementLogistics analyst, logistics engineer, logistician$46,966$83,533$129,2725
Supply Chain Management: Global Logistics TechnologyTransportation, storage and distribution manager; logistician; logistics analyst$46,966$83,533$129,2725

About the numbers

Lightcast is an Idaho-based labor market data analysis firm that aims to help communities understand the economic value of higher education and help colleges maximize the value of their education.

Lightcast projects salaries for entry-level positions, as well as after four to five years and after 10 years in specific careers. Various data, including quarterly wage and salary information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and proprietary internal projections, is used to make the projections. The company's data helps identify skill gaps that keep job seekers and employers apart and tools to bridge that gap.

Star ratings are assigned by, a partnership of state-level experts in public education, higher education, workforce development, college financing and labor market economics. The ratings are based on wages, projected growth rate and projected job openings. Occupations are rated from one to five stars, and those with more stars are considered to have better career prospects.