MBA Students Expect Low Accounting Pay
MBA students expect the lowest pay from the auditing, accounting and tax sector, according to a survey by Fortune magazine.
Five thousand MBA students said expect to be paid a base salary of $63,695 one year after graduation in the combined category of "auditing/accounting/taxation." After five years, the same students expect to earn $111,135.
The accounting sector received the lowest expectations of the 47 sectors surveyed. The next lowest expectation was academic research, at $77,859 one year after graduation and $132,282 after five years. The highest pay expected one year after graduation is in venture capital, at $107,919. After five years of graduation, the highest pay expected is in metals at $346,566.
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