14 best paying jobs for college business majors: 2014

“The business of America is business,” President Calvin Coolidge is claimed to have said back in the 1920s.

That quote isn’t really accurate, but business schools around the country still turn out thousands of grads every year.

Majoring in business might be popular (358,000 bachelor's degress were issued in 2009-10), but which jobs pay the best for those who majored in business is an interesting question.

We turned to PayScale.com to check out their list of the Best Paying Jobs for Business Majors. We included the salary (including overtime and bonuses) for someone with a typical amount of experience in each job. PayScale also rated each job by the percentage of those surveyed who found high meaning in their work (those jobs without enough data in this category are marked N/A). PayScale states on their site that "all data is limited to those with a bachelor's degree and no higher degrees who work full time in the United States."

Armed with business degrees, graduates fill a wide variety of jobs. So check out 14 Best Paying Jobs for College Business Majors for 2014.

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Senior Network Administrator

14. Senior Network Administrator

Experienced Median Pay: $72,500

Common Major: Management Information Systems

Percent With High Job Meaning: 49 percent

Automotive Retail Salesperson

13. Automotive Retail Salesperson

Experienced Median Pay: $74,700

Common Major: Business Administration

Percent With High Job Meaning: 33 percent

Store Owner/Operator

12. Store Owner/Operator

Experienced Median Pay: $80,900

Common Major: General Business

Percent With High Job Meaning: 74 percent

Senior Systems Administrator

11. Senior Systems Administrator

Experienced Median Pay: $82,200

Common Major: Management Information Systems

Percent With High Job Meaning: 42 percent

 

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Tax Compliance Manager

10. Tax Compliance Manager

Experienced Median Pay: $86,500

Common Major: Accounting

Percent With High Job Meaning: N/A

Nonprofit Organization

9. (tie) COO, Nonprofit Organization

Experienced Median Pay: $87,400

Common Major: Business Administration

Percent With High Job Meaning: 90 percent

Tax Consultant

9. (tie) Tax Consultant

Experienced Median Pay: $87,400

Common Major: Accounting

Percent With High Job Meaning: N/A

Systems Manager, IT

7. Systems Manager, IT

Experienced Median Pay: $90,500

Common Major: Management Information Systems

Percent With High Job Meaning: 55 percent

Payroll Director

6. Payroll Director

Experienced Median Pay: $98,200

Common Major: Accounting

Percent With High Job Meaning: 64 percent

Cost Engineer 

5. Cost Engineer

Experienced Median Pay: $99,800

Common Major: Accounting

Percent With High Job Meaning: 57 percent

Bank Examiner 

4. Bank Examiner

Experienced Median Pay: $109,000

Common Major: Business Management

Percent With High Job Meaning: N/A

Assistant Vice President, Regional Director

3. Assistant Vice President, Regional Director

Experienced Median Pay: $129,000

Common Major: Business Management

Percent With High Job Meaning: 48 percent

Chief Administrative Officer 

2. Chief Administrative Officer

Experienced Median Pay: $140,000

Common Major: Business Administration

Percent With High Job Meaning: N/A

Chief Marketing Officer

1. Chief Marketing Officer

Experienced Median Pay: $172,000

Common Major: Business & Marketing

Percent With High Job Meaning: 65 percent

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