Career Options

Careers for Finance Majors

  • Controller
  • Banking Credit Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Money Manager
  • Financial Planner/Consultant
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Corporate Chief Financial Officer
  • Risk Manager
  • Government Auditor
  • Finance Writer/Editor

Starting Salary1

The typical starting salary of a finance major is $40,442. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $82,305.

Job Titles of People with Finance Degrees

  • Client Services Liaison, FinArc
  • Analyst,
  • CPA, Ernst & Young
  • Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
  • Chief Financial Officer, Analyst, GARP Research & Securities Co.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.


  1. Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit
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