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2009 Employment Statistics

With a significant number of Fortune 500 companies located in the Midwest, Fisher acts as a natural recruiting pool for these employers. The corresponding low cost of living in the Midwest (compared to the national average) causes the average real salary of Fisher graduates to be higher than the nominal values shown in the graphics below.

Note that 39.7% of the class of 2010 was placed outside of the Midwest – recent alumni are starting their careers in cities such as New York, Atlanta, Portland OR, Dallas, Seattle, Washington D.C., and Chicago.

The data presented pertain to the MAcc Class of 2009.

Acceptance Distribution

  Timing of Job Acceptances  
  Accepted offer by graduation 84.2 percent
  Accepted offer within three months of graduation 87.9 percent

Base Salary

  Median Base $49,000
  Average Base Salary $51,122
  Base Salary Range $35,360 - $80,000

Function Distribution

  Function Percentage of Class
  Accounting 75 percent
  Consulting 4.4 percent
  Finance 8.8 percent
  Strategic/Business Planning 1.5 percent
  Other/Not Reported 10.3 percent

Top Hiring Companies

  Abbott Labs
Key Bank
  Clark, Schaefer, Hackett KPMG
  Crowe Horwath
Limited Brands
  Deloitte Plante & Moran
  Duff & Phelps
PricewaterhouseCoopers
  Ernst & Young Resource Interactive
  Financial Accounting Standards Board
Wright Patterson Air Force Base

Geographic Distribution

  Geographic Region Percentage of Class Average Salary
(in dollars)
Median Salary
(in dollars)
  Mid-Atlantic 5.9 percent 56,500 57,000
  Midwest 60.3 percent 48,463 47,000
  Northeast 8.8 percent 58,050 57,500
  South 4.4 percent 48,666 48,000
  Southwest 7.4 percent 51,400 50,000
  West 8.8 percent 52,900 53,000
  International - Asia
4.4 percent 13,452 13,452

Job Seeking/Work Experience Statistics

  Prior Experience Percentage of Class Average Salary
(in dollars)
Median Salary
(in dollars)
  One year or less 85.3 percent 49,789 48,500
  One to three years 5.9 percent 48,333 47,000
  Three to five years 4.4 percent 53,900 55,000
  Not reported 4.4 percent 50,000 48,000