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How Much Can You Earn? Management Salaries in Boston

You’re thinking about a career in management. With so many opportunities available in Boston and across the country for qualified management professionals, it’s a practical career move. If you have a passion for leadership and working with people, it can also be one of the most personally fulfilling jobs you can choose. But how much can you expect to earn as a business manager? And what are some of the typical management salaries in the Boston area? Read on for answers to these questions and more.

How Much Will a Bachelor’s Degree Increase Your Income?

First, let’s take a closer look at the financial value of earning a bachelor’s degree. No doubt your degree will open the doors to careers, but how much can you expect to get back on your investment in education?

In fact, the return on investment is huge, and increasing year-to-year. According to U.S. News and World Report, those holding bachelor's degrees earn about $2.27 million over their lifetime. Compare that to those with some college ($1.55 million in lifetime earnings) or a high school diploma ($1.30 million lifetime).

Four-year degree graduates can expect to earn about $1 million more over their lifetime than high school graduates. Consider that a typical undergraduate student at Cambridge College currently pays about $8,000 per year in tuition, and the value of completing your bachelor’s degree is clear.

View the top 10 reasons to earn your bachelor's degree in management studies at Cambridge College.

What Fields of Management Make the Highest Salaries?

You may decide to specialize your management degree in a specific area based on your interests and professional goals. Keep in mind that salaries can vary significantly depending on the field of management you choose to pursue. Those with bachelor’s degrees who work in management positions in technology, finance, marketing, and engineering tend to earn more, on average, thanpeople who work in fields such as education and community service. Remember that salary isn’t the only consideration when choosing a management concentration. Choosing a professional area that fits your interests and skills will often lead to a more successful and fulfilling career.

Find tips and information on how to specialize your management degree.

Average Salaries for Bachelor’s in Management Graduates

Just as no two management jobs are alike, neither are management salaries. As we’ve seen, your management specialization – along with your level of education and experience – will affect how much you make. Here’s a look at some of the management positions you may pursue as a bachelor’s degree graduate and the average annual salary you can expect to earn working in Boston, Massachusetts. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Average Management Salaries in Boston

  • Food Service Managers: $71,070
  • Social and Community Service Managers: $74,050
  • Property and Real Estate Managers: $97,890
  • Administrative Services Managers: $114,970
  • Public Relations and Fundraising Managers: $142,810
  • Human Resources Managers: $145,020
  • Marketing Managers: $150,930
  • Financial Managers: $152,360
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers: $158,370
  • Sales Managers: $160,250

Learn more about career opportunities for management majors.

Get Help Paying for Your Bachelor’s Degree

Scholarships, grants, loans, work-study, and other forms of financial assistance may be available to you through your college or federal and state government programs. Many companies will also offer financial assistance to help pay for your management degree.

More than 65 percent of Cambridge College students receive financial aid.

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Take the Next Step Toward Your Management Degree

Contact Cambridge College to start your Management Studies bachelor’s degree and advance your career. We offer convenient evening, weekend, and online classes and are among the country’s most affordable four-year private non-profit colleges.

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