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Business Associate Career Salaries

When earning an Associate's degree in business, you are opening doors to many careers with high salary potential. However, depending on your career choice and your plans for future education, your salary range can vary significantly.

  • Typical Business Associate Graduate Salaries

    Potential can be great for those with the motivation to perform in the workplace. Salaries are much higher than those without an Associate's degree. However, salaries will most likely cap out significantly lower than if an even higher degree is earned.

  • Higher end Associate Graduate Salaries

    These careers and salaries are for the student who pursues career and higher education opportunities within an Associate's program and beyond. These careers are typically reserved for those who continue to earn their Bachelor's degree or MBA. However, a positive step toward success in these careers is earning an Associate degree in business.


Accounting Clerks Salary*

10% Median 90%
$19,000 $29,500 $44,400

For 44.9% of those surveyed, Associate's degree was highest level of education held.

Human Resource Assistant Salary*

10% Median 90%
$22,100 $32,700 $46,900

For 42.8% of those surveyed, Associate's degree was highest level of education held.


More Ambitious Careers in Business

Business Operations Specialist Salary*

10% Median 90%
$29,300 $54,500 $93,400

For 37.9% of those surveyed, Associate's degree was highest level of education held.

Administrative Service Manager Salary*

10% Median 90%
$32,800 $64,000 $113,200

For 39.1% of those surveyed, Associate's degree was highest level of education held.

Advertising & Marketing Manager Salary*

10% Median 90%
$34,300 $68,800 $145,600

For 19.7% of those surveyed, Associate's degree was highest level of education held.

* BLS 2005 national salary statistics