Employment Statistics


Class of 2019: Full-time employment

The School of Hotel Administration’s undergraduate Class of 2019 included 281 graduates. Of these graduates, 223 were seeking full-time employment and 96% accepted job offers by September 30, 2019.

223

Seeking Full-time Employment

96%

Accepted Offers
by Sept. 30, 2019


Class of 2019: Base salary and bonus data

The figures below represent base salaries and combined signing and relocation bonuses for SHA graduates who accepted full-time job offers.

$65,428

Average Base Salary

U.S. work authorized: $65,951
Not U.S. work authorized: $60,043

$7,374

Average Bonus

U.S. work authorized: $7,577
Not U.S. work authorized: $5,625


Industry distribution and average base salaries

SHA Class of 2019 graduates found positions in a variety of industries, with top placement in the traditional hospitality industry. A further breakdown of industry sectors is presented in the next chart.

Industry Avg Base Salary % of graduates Employed
Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Operations $57,610   29%
Real Estate $68,222   25%
Financial Services $76,520  17%
Consulting $70,917  11%
Technology $60,846  8%
Other* $54,460   7%
Manufacturing $74,000    2%
Retail $62,333   1%
*Other includes advertising/public relations, architecture/design/construction, packaged goods, education, healthcare, media/entertainment, and transportation

Hospitality is represented across a variety of industries from finance and consulting to real estate and technology. SHA prepares undergraduates for leadership roles that require the application of business principles in a hospitality context, allowing graduates to enter into a variety of industries with hospitality connections.

These placements include full-time roles that are related to hospitality companies, products, or services either in the traditionally defined hospitality industry or a broader industry, such as real estate or consulting.

Hospitality, food & beverage,
operations breakdown
Average base salary % per sector of all graduates who entered the traditional hospitality industry
Corporate $62,369   30%
Beverage $60,269   27%
Property $50,693  25%
Restaurant/Food Management $61,227  8%
Casino N/A  7%
Event Management N/A   3%
Real estate breakdown Average base salary % per sector of all graduates who entered the real estate industry
Hospitality Real Estate $65,870    60%
Commercial Real Estate $72,385   38%
Residential Real Estate N/A   2%
Financial services breakdown Average base salary % per field of all graduates who entered financial services
Not hospitality related $76,193   72%
Hospitality-related positions $77,500   28%
Consulting industry breakdown Average base salary % per sector of all graduates who entered into the consulting industry
Strategic/Management Consulting $70,958    73%
Hospitality Consulting $73,750   18%
Other Consulting Sectors N/A   9%
Technology industry breakdown Average base salary % per sector of all graduates who entered into the technology industry
Hospitality Services $53,833    47%
E-Commerce/Online Services $64,250   30%
Business Services, Software, and Hardware $70,333   23%

Job function distribution and average base salaries

Function Avg Base Salary % Employed Per Function
Finance $71,906   43.7%
Real Estate Development $73,737   12.2%
Asset Management $69,111   7.9%
Private Equity $70,100   7.8%
Investment Banking $82,857   5.4%
Financial Analysis $64,063   4.6%
Other* $76,333   4.0%
Corporate/Managerial Finance $78,333   1.8%
General Management $59,642   15.3%
General/Leadership Development Programs $56,233   9.4%
Other $83,667   3.5%
Operations/Supply Chain $52,260   2.4%
Consulting $65,667   12.0%
Management/Strategic $65,200   5.8%
Hospitality $63,667   3.1%
Digital/IT $75,000   2.3%
Other N/A   0.7%
Marketing/Sales $62,675   9.9%
Sales $57,391   6.2%
Brand Management $80,533   1.9%
Other $60,667   1.8%
Data/Analytics $63,417   6.7%
Operations/Logistics $56,298   6.5%
Other** $52,938   5.9%
*Other (finance) includes lending/relationship management, private wealth, research debt/equity, risk management, and sales and trading
**Other includes economic research/analysis, education, engineering, and human resources

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Base salaries and placement by United States region

U.S. Region Avg Base Salary % employed Per Region
Northeast $67,903   51.6%
West $64,463   16.0%
Mid-Atlantic $63,383   9.6%
South $66,500   6.9%
Midwest $63,667   4.3%
Southwest $54,667   2.7%

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Base salaries and placement by world region

World Region Avg Base Salary % employed Per Region
North America $66,147   91.5%
Asia $46,512   6.4%
Other: Africa,
Australia/ Oceania, and Europe
$58,333   3.0%

Class of 2019 top full-time employers

The following companies and organizations were the top employers for 2019 SHA graduates seeking full-time jobs.

Deloitte logo
Eleven Madison Park logo
Empire Merchants
EY logo
Four Seasons logo
Hillstone Restaurant Group
JP Morgan logo
Miles Ahead logo
Marriott International Logo
Pebblebrook logo
PWC logo
Restaurant Brands International logo
Starwood capital group
Starwood Property Trust
Wells Fargo