Applied Economics and Management Employment Statistics


Benefits of a Degree in Applied Economics and Management

Curious about your employment and salary potential with an undergraduate AEM degree? The Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management prepares students to succeed in the competitive job market of the future.

Each year, we survey our newest graduates and report on their career outcomes. Employment statistics detailing the salaries, locations, companies, industry sectors, and job functions of our most recent AEM program graduates are below.

Full-time Employment Outcomes for Applied Economics and Management Majors

Dyson’s undergraduate class of 2021 included 183 graduates with 154 seeking full-time employment. Of these, 97 percent received full-time employment offers and 97 percent accepted offers within four months of graduation. The figures below represent information for Dyson graduates who accepted full-time job offers.

154 graduates were seeking full-time employment
97% received offers within four months of graduation
97% accepted offers within four months of graduation

Average Base Salary and Bonus

$79,777

AVERAGE BASE SALARY

The Dyson class of 2021 bachelor of science graduates received an average base salary of $79,777. US work authorized graduates earned slightly less than the average at $79,433 while non-US work authorized graduates earned almost 9% more at $86,800.

Average Bonus

The salary bonuses received by 2021 Dyson graduates included signing and relocation bonuses. The average combined bonus was $11,038, a 16 percent increase over the prior year’s class. US work authorized graduates earned slightly more than the average at $11,071 while non-US work authorized graduates earned slightly less than the average at $10,000.

$11,038

AVERAGE COMBINED BONUS

for the class of 2021

16%

BONUS INCREASE

over the class of 2020


Average Base Salary and Distribution by Industry

Students who graduate from Dyson work in various industries, from financial services and consulting to real estate and accounting. The table below shows the average base salary by industry for the class of 2021.

IndustryAverage
Base Salary
Median
Base Salary
Salary RangePercent
Employed
Financial Services$83,152$85,000$41,600 - $120,00057%
Consulting$81,885$85,000$64,000 - $90,00012%
Technology$81,218$77,500$60,000 - $131,0288%
Consumer Packaged Goods$65,375$63,250$60,000 - $75,0005%
Real Estate$85,000$86,000$78,000 - $90,0004%
Accounting Services$62,000$63,000$54,000 - $68,0003%
Other*$69,286$67,500$40,000 - $90,00010%

*Other includes: Advertising/PR, agribusiness, education, energy/utilities, healthcare/pharma, manufacturing, media/entertainment, nonprofit, retail, and transportation/logistics


Average Base Salary and Distribution by Job Function

Students who graduate from Dyson pursue careers in finance, consulting, and a variety of other job functions. The table below shows the average base salary by job function held by AEM graduates from the class of 2021.

61% of Dyson's 2021 graduates have finance as their job function

Finance leads graduate job functions

Finance makes up almost two-thirds of the class’ job function. We break out all the finance job functions in a second detailed table.

FunctionAverage
Base Salary
Median
Base Salary
Salary RangePercent
Employed
Finance$83,897$85,000$41,600 - $120,00061%
Consulting$82,321$85,000$64,000 - $90,00014%
Marketing/Sales$63,500$64,000$50,000 - $75,0008%
Accounting$62,000$63,000$54,000 - $68,0004%
General Management$92,507$84,500$70,000 - $131,0284%
Operations/Logistics$61,900$60,000$52,000 - $84,0004%
Other*N/AN/A N/A5%

*Other includes: Data/analytics, economic analysis/research, and HR

N/A: less than 3 data points available (necessary to maintain student anonymity)

Average Base Salary and Distribution by Finance Job Function

Detailed Finance
Job Function
Average
Base Salary
Median
Base Salary
Salary RangePercentage
Employed
Investment Banking$90,294$85,000$75,000 - $120,00033%
Financial Analysis$76,071$80,000$53,000 - $90,0006%
Asset Management$72,767$77,500$41,600 - $90,0005%
Private Equity$87,333$87,000$85,000 - $90,0004%
Real Estate Development$77,000$76,500$75,000 - $80,0003%
Sales and Trading$81,250$85,000$70,000 - $85,0003%
Corporate/Managerial$82,333$80,000$80,000 - $87,0002%
Finance - Other*$73,333$70,000$70,000 - $85,0005%

*Other includes: Lending/relationship management, private wealth management, risk management, and venture capital


USA

Average Base Salary by US Region

Almost all of our graduates stay and work in the US with the Northeast region employing almost three-quarters of the entire class.

The Northeast region also has the highest average base salary at $83,592. The West region has the second-highest average base salary at $75,557. The table below shows the full distribution of employed Dyson graduates across the country.

Average Base Salary by US Region

North America
Region
Average
Base Salary
Median
Base Salary
Salary RangePercent
Employed
Northeast$83,592$85,000$60,000 - $120,00072%
West$75,557$77,500$41,600 - $131,0289%
Mid-Atlantic$69,313$70,750$52,000 - $88,0007%
Midwest$54,833$53,000$50,000 - $61,5004%
South$68,800$75,000$54,000 - $75,0004%
SouthwestN/AN/AN/A2%
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CountryPercent
Employed
United States98%
India1%
United Kingdom1%

Class of 2021 Top Employers

Applied Economics and Management graduates from Dyson often apply to some of the most competitive jobs in their industries. The following companies and organizations were the top hiring employers for 2021 Dyson graduates seeking full-time jobs.

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