The cost of college has continued its march higher, so it standsto reason that you might want to get the most bang for your bucketof bucks after you graduate. For this article, culled fromPayScale’s detailed study of salaries related to college degrees ofall stripes, ThinkAdvisor focused on college business majors, whichaccounts for one third of all bachelor degrees in the United Statesand, of course, is most related to the financial servicesarena.

Payscale’s CollegeSalary Report for 2017-18 gathered information from 2.3million college students. The sample considered for the salaryreport was 2.3 million college graduates from more than 92% ofschools with undergraduate enrollment of 1,000 and 98% of schoolswith 5,000 enrollment.

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

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Ronald Pechtimaldjian

Ron, who is Executive Editor of ThinkAdvisor, has worked for the website since 2010, when he helped design and launch the site. Previously, he was a staff editor at The New York Times News Service for 18 years, editing TimesDigest, a daily digest of The Times distributed worldwide. He also edited The New York Times International Weekly, a syndicated news section with a global readership of over 6 million. Ron received a B.S. in Communications from University of Texas at Austin. He also attended University of London, studying Art, Architecture and Theater.