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Career Outcomes for All Degrees

Students who earn degrees from the ILR School develop diverse transferable skills and engage in a wide variety of experiences after graduation, including corporate HR, labor relations, labor, government, law, non-profit, consulting, and financial services, among others.

Results are available from the most recent surveys of postgraduate activities of BSILR and MILR degree recipients, showing starting salaries, geographic locations of first jobs, job titles and employers, sectors of the economy into which our graduates were hired, and other information.

BSILR Career Outcome Data

2020 BSILR Graduates by Industry

Percentage Industry Mean Salary Salary Range
30% Financial Services $75,130 $49,000-$104,000
24% Consulting/Professional Practice $74,250 $60,000-$90,000
9%  Technology $65,267 $22,500-$118,000
7% Law $50,063 $35,000-$65,000
5% Government $42,875 $26,000-$48,600
4% Manufacturing $64,857 $55,000-$73,000
4% Other $65,200 $29,120-$92,080
3% Retail $60,303 $49,920-$90,000
3% Communications/Media $61,000 $40,000-$70,000
2% Nonprofit $33,600 $20,000-$60,000
2% Education * *
1% Hospital/Healthcare * *
1% Insurance * *
1% Labor * *
1% Real Estate * *
1% Agriculture * *
1% Hospitality * *

2020 BSILR Graduates by Occupation

Percentage Occupation Mean Salary
22% Human Resources/Labor Relations $63,231
20% Financial Analysis/Services $76,868
11% HR Consulting $72,500
10% Management Consulting $77,206
9% Paralegal/Legal Assistant $52,667
8% Business $76,037
3% Marketing $61,000
2% Business Development/Sales $54,333
2% Labor Organizing/Research  $51,874
2% Other (Culinary, Law/Media Relations, Food Justice, Journalism) *
2% Education *
2% Public Service *
1% Data Analytics *
1% Entrepreneurial Venture *
1% Nonprofit *
1% Research *
1% Sports *

MILR Career Outcomes Data

2020 MILR Graduates by Industry

Percentage Industry Mean Salary
25% Technology $90,583
21% Manufacturing $83,500
18% Other $83,000
11% Financial Services *
7% Consulting/Professional Practice *
7% Biotech/Pharmaceuticals/Life Sciences *
2% Government/Education/Labor *


Employers that Hired ILR Students

Adobe Systems
Aetna, Inc.
Agile Resources
AlphaSights Ltd.
AMS Models and Talent
Arcia & Associates, P.C.
Atlas Talent Agency
Ayco, A Goldman Sachs Company
Baker Hughes Company, a GE Company
Baker Tilly
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
BMO Financial Group
BNY Mellon
Boeing Company (The)
Brooks Brothers
Cameron Koffman for State Assembly
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
Capital One
Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services
Center for Community Solutions
Cisco Systems
City Year
Cognitive Consulting
Cornell University
Cornerstone Research
Corning Incorporated
Creo Capital Advisors, LLC
Criterion Management, LLC
Cummins, Inc.
CVS Health
D. E. Shaw & Co.
Deloitte Consulting
Denver Public Schools
Deutsche Bank
Distinguished Programs
Dominium Apartments
Epic Systems
Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)
EY (Ernst & Young)
FactSet Research Systems
Fair Pattern
FC Dallas
GE Aviation
General Dynamics Corporation
Georgia-Pacific LLC
Gibney Anthony & Flaherty, LLP
Goldman Sachs
Greenspoon Marder LLP
Harry Van Arsdale Memorial Association
Hogan Lovells LLP
Holland & Knight
Houlihan Lokey
Human Capital
Integra MLTC
Jefferies LLC
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Kalypso LP
Karen Pearse Global Direct
Kirkland & Ellis
Kraft Heinz
Laborers International Union of North America
Law Offices of Robert B. Jobe
Lionsgate Films
Lockheed Martin
M&T Bank
Macquarie Capital
McDermott Will & Emery
McKinsey & Company
McMaster-Carr Supply Company
Morgan Stanley
National Nurses United
New York City Hedge Fund
New York Medical College
Oracle Corporation
Pacific Maritime Association
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Pivotal Software, Inc.
Presidential Campaign of Senator Cory Booker
Procter & Gamble
Proskauer Rose LLP
Related Companies
Ropes & Gray LLP
Ruder Finn
Segal Company
Seurat Group
Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller, and Shah, LLP
Solidarity Center AFL-CIO
Stanford University
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Texas Literacy Coalition
Ton Duc Thang University
Tramontina USA, Inc.
Vera Institute of Justice
Visa, Inc.
Visum Development
Walmart eCommerce
Wavestone Consulting
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Wigdor, LLP
Willis Towers Watson


Graduate/Professional Schools Attended

Law Schools Attended

  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Cornell Law School
  • Georgetown Law
  • New York University School of Law
  • St. John's University School of Law
  • Stanford Law School
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law
  • Sturm College of Law of University of Denver
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  • Vanderbilt University Law School

Graduate Schools Attended

  • Harvard Graduate School of Education (Ed.M.)
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (MA, Social Statistics)
  • Cornell SC Johnson College of Business (MBA)
  • Cornell SC Johnson College of Business (MPS, Applied Economics)
  • Wake Forest University School of Business (MS, Management) 
  • University College London (MSc, Infomration Science)
  • University of Notre Dame College of Arts & Letters (PhD, Sociology)