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Career Outcomes of the MILR Degree

We regularly survey graduates to find out what they do after earning their MILR degree. Our students often have job offers prior to graduation and many go on to work in leadership positions in a diverse set of organizations.

  • $93K *

    Average starting salary in HR

  • $13K

    Average sign-on bonus

Lauren Bensch '22

Sr. Associate, Talent Management at L3Harris Technologies

"I am grateful to the MILR program for enhancing my ability to think critically and strategically about the workplace, providing opportunities to network with HR and union leaders, and giving me lifelong friendships. The close-knit MILR cohorts and dedicated faculty and staff provided exceptional support in helping me set and achieve my goals.”

Lauren Bensch MILR '22

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$93K

Average starting salary for graduates employed in HR

*preliminary data for class of '22

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MILR Salaries

Summary

ILR’s Class of 2022 continued our tradition of sending graduates to top employers. Through job fairs, alumni networking events, workshops on interview skills, and professional development seminars, our MILRs are extremely sought after in today's market and landing amazing positions.

Key Insights

  1. Companies are offering our MILRs paid summer internships and top salary post-graduate positions
  2. With an average starting salary of $93,000* in HR positions
  3. Average sign-on bonus of $13,000.
2021 MILR Top Five Salaries by Industry
Percentage Industry Mean Salary
33% Manufacturing $80,669
15% Biotechnology/Pharmaceuticals/Life Sciences $104,000
14%  Technology $88,600
12% Consulting $93,400
10% Other Corporate Sectors (Communications/Media, Financial Services, Insurance) $96,000

2021 Employers

 

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Boeing
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  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Boeing Company (The)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cigna
  • Citigroup
  • City of New York
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Columbia University
  • Columbus McKinnon Co.
  • Corning Incorporated
  • Cummins, Inc.
  • Dell
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Gannett Co., Inc.
  • General Electric (GE)
  • GlobalFoundries
  • Granules Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Korean Financial Supervisory Authority
  • L3Harris Technologies
  • Lansing High School
  • LG Corp
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Micegroup
  • Microsoft
  • PepsiCo
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater NY
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Prudential Financial
  • SK Holdings
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • United States Army
  • UnitedHealth Group (UHG)
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Writers Guild of America, East
  • WuXi AppTec
  • Xiaomi Technology Company

Select Job Titles

  • Advisor, HR Generalist
  • Compensation Consultant
  • Global Talent Acquisition Partner
  • Graduate Human Resources Leadership Development Program
  • HR Business Partner
  • HR Generalist
  • HR Leadership Development Program Participant
  • HR Lead Associate
  • HR Manager
  • HR Operational Excellence Specialist
  • HR Senior Manager
  • HR Specialist
  • HRIS Analyst
  • Human Capital Consultant
  • Labor Contract Analyst
  • Labor Relations Representative
  • Lead Organizer
  • Learning & Development Associate
  • People Analytics Specialist
  • Technical Recruiter