Salaries in New York for Professionals in International Business and Affairs

The US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration reported that New York exported $86 billion worth of goods and services to foreign markets in 2014 alone. International trade and commerce supports some 389,957 jobs in the state, including high paying corporate positions for business development directors, export compliance specialists, and multinational executives, among many other professionals involved in international business efforts.

As the recognized center of international relations and diplomacy for the United States and home to headquarters for the United Nations and the Council on Foreign Relations, diplomatic advisors, intelligence analysts, NGO directors and many others hold positions of great influence in the state, and are well compensated for their experience and expertise.

SPONSORED

Featured Program

* The online master's programs from American University's School of International Service allow professionals to build international and business expertise in 12–24 months. GRE/GMAT scores not required.

* Fletcher's online Master of Global Business Administration from Tufts University prepares students to apply advanced business strategy in a global context. Complete in as few as 16 months. No GRE/GMAT required.

* Norwich University Online - Master of Arts in International Relations Program- Online

Salaries for International Business Professionals in New York

Shown here are median salary values for corporate management and specialist positions in New York typically associated with international trade and commerce (US Department of Labor, 2014):

Managers

  • Industrial purchasing managers
    • Albany – $119,580
    • New York City – $118,400
    • Nassau-Suffolk – $110,350
  • Purchasing managers
    • Poughkeepsie – $131,920
    • New York City – $130,110
    • Nassau-Suffolk – $122,300
  • Transportation, storage, and distribution managers
    • New York City – $111,620
    • Nassau-Suffolk – $100,770

Business Operation Specialists

  • Management analysts
    • New York City – $93,840
    • Elmira – $89,750
  • Compliance officers
    • New York City – $79,670
    • Buffalo – $72,290
    • Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area – $71,810
  • Market research analysts
    • New York City – $72,300
  • Logisticians
    • Poughkeepsie – $73,540
    • Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area – $73,490
    • Nassau-Suffolk – $72,510
    • New York City – $71,740

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides an expanded analysis of salaries for New York’s international business professionals (2014):

Occupation
Employment
Annual mean wage
Industrial Production Managers
4940
114380
Purchasing Managers
4200
128790
Transportation Storage and Distribution Managers
3460
110200
Compliance Officers
17850
75710
Logisticians
2580
71970
Management Analysts
41140
102420
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
43550
73870

*These values are equal to or greater than $90 an hour or $187,199 a year. The US Department of Labor does not report salaries that exceed these values.

Salaries for International Relations Specialists in New York

Nongovernmental organizations, state and federal government agencies, as well as inter-governmental organizations like the UN all rely on specialists with an in depth knowledge of international relations. With New York City’s prominence as a center of international relations in the US, it is home to more than 200 nonprofits.

The nonprofit staffing services firm, Professionals for Nonprofits, published the results of a 2012 salary survey showing earnings for key positions in New York’s nonprofits that perform work related to international development, environmental sustainability and humanitarian aid:

International relations organizations with an operating budget of $3.1 – $8 million:

  • CEO/President: $150 – 180 K
  • VP/Chief development officer: $110 – 130 K
  • Director of development: $80 – 100 K
  • Grants writer: $60 – 70 K

International relations originations with an operating budget of $50.1 million +:

  • CEO/President: $275 – 310 K
  • VP/Chief development officer: $160 – 180 K
  • Director of development: $160 – 180 K
  • Grants writer: $80 – 90 K

The median salary among New York City-based economists involved in international economic analysis was $121,140 in 2014 (US Bureau of Labor, 2014).

The US Department of Labor provides a detailed analysis of salaries for international relations professionals working in New York State in 2014:

Occupation
Employment
Annual mean wage
Fundraisers
5460
60470
Economists
620
118120
Urban and Regional Planners
1410
69050
Political Scientists
90
113660
Area Ethnic and Cultural Studies Teachers Postsecondary
1320
90990
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
1720
90440
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary
3400
82860
Interpreters and Translators
3430
55840

*This value is equal to or greater than $90 an hour or $187,199 a year. The US Department of Labor Statistics does not report salaries that exceed these values.

Back to Top