Salaries in Utah for Professionals in International Business and Affairs

Nearly 3,500 companies in Utah exported $12.3 billion worth of merchandise to other countries in 2014 according to the US Department of Commerce International Trade Association. This volume of exports directly supported 50,578 jobs. Many of these positions are high paying corporate ones such as international trade and customs managers, trade analysts, and business development directors among other international business positions.

Given Utah’s prominence in international outreach, NGO directors, humanitarian aid program directors, and foreign outreach workers hold highly influential positions in the state and are well compensated for their experience and knowledge of international relations.

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International Business Professional Salaries in Utah

Shown below are the median and 90th percentile salary values for a number of types of corporate management and specialist positions that frequently involve knowledge of international trade and commerce (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014):

Utah Area
Profession
90th Percentile Annual Salary
Provo
Purchasing managers
$152380
Provo
Industrial production managers
$151030
Provo
Transportation / storage and distribution managers
$140560
Provo
Management analysts
$130280
Provo
Logisticians
$86610
Provo
Market research analysts
$96610
Provo
Compliance officers
$91470
Salt Lake City
Purchasing managers
$152560
Salt Lake City
Industrial production managers
$151420
Salt Lake City
Transportation / storage and distribution managers
$126900
Salt Lake City
Management analysts
$135910
Salt Lake City
Logisticians
$101520
Salt Lake City
Compliance officers
$96510
Salt Lake City
Market research analysts
$100180

Shown here is a full analysis of salary data for international business professionals in Utah (US Department of Labor, 2014):

Occupation
Employment
Annual mean wage
Industrial Production Managers
1760
95830
Purchasing Managers
460
103220
Transportation Storage and Distribution Managers
1100
87810
Compliance Officers
2290
61160
Logisticians
1960
71870
Management Analysts
5270
78170
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
5250
58710

International Relations Professional Salaries in Utah

Given Utah’s prominence in international relief work, the state has an unusually large number of nonprofits that focus on international and foreign affairs. Seventy-six such organizations were registered as 501(c)3 public charities in 2012. Additional sources of employment for experts in international relation include the state and federal government.

Nonprofits make a significant contribution to Utah’s economy and are major employers in the state. According to a 2015 economic report to the Governor by the Utah Economic Council, 8,281 tax-exempt nonprofits were registered in Utah in 2014. Charitable organizations employed more than 5.5% of the state’s workforce.

Charity Navigator provides the median compensation for the CEOs of nonprofits in 2012 in the mountain west region of the country that includes Utah:

  • Small sized charities – $87,120
  • Medium sized charities – $119,104
  • Large sized charities – $174,209

Shown below are the median and 90th percentile salary values for professions that frequently involve international relations experience and expertise (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014):

Utah Area
Profession
90th Percentile Annual Salary
Provo
Foreign language and literature professors
$99830
Provo
Urban and regional planners
$88980
Provo
Fundraisers
$75980
Provo
Interpreters and translators
$74260
Salt Lake City
Economists
$120550
Salt Lake City
Urban and regional planners
$77030
Salt Lake City
Foreign language and literature professors
$89310
Salt Lake City
Fundraisers
$79840
Salt Lake City
Interpreters and translators
$57580

Shown here is a full analysis of salary data for international relations specialists in Utah (US Department of Labor, 2014):

Occupation
Employment
Annual mean wage
Fundraisers
530
51770
Economists
50
78450
Urban and Regional Planners
500
57530
Area Ethnic and Cultural Studies Teachers Postsecondary
30
61050
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
180
79630
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary
310
71760
Interpreters and Translators
740
42970

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