Full-time Employment

The following data provides comparative statistics for the years 2011 - 2016 for the different sectors where Fletcher students have pursued career opportunities. Data reflects employment statistics as of December 2016 for students graduating between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. Of the graduates who completed the survey, 95% sought and found employment, obtained fellowships or internships, or had gone on for further study within six months of graduation.

All Sectors
Total Employment Breakdown by Sector
   2012  2013  2014  2015  2016
 Nonprofit Sector
 27%  25%  31%  33%  28%
 Private Sector  31%  38%  33%  32%  37%
 Public Sector & Multilateral Organizations  37%  32%  30%  32%  31%
 Continuing Education  5%  5%  5%  3%  4%

Nonprofit Sector: Full-time employment


Nonprofit Sector  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015
 TOTAL 23% 27%  25%  31%  33%

Sample Nonprofit Employers 2015


Accion Gateway Fund LLC Boston, MA USA
Asia Society New York, NY USA
Atlantic Council Washington, DC USA
Bizcorps Colombia Medellin, Colombia Colombia
Catholic Relief Services Manila Philippines
CDP New York, NY USA
Clinton Foundation New York, NY USA
Clinton Global Initiative New York, NY USA
Conflict Dynamics International Boston, MA USA
Consensus Building Institute Cambridge, MA USA
Council on Foreign Relations New York, NY USA
FHI 360 Washington, DC USA
Fraunhofer MOEZ Leipzig Germany
Humanity United Washington, DC USA
IREX Washington, DC USA
Korea Foundation for International Healthcare Seoul South Korea
Longyear Museum Newton, MA USA
Malala Fund Washington, DC USA
Mercy Corps Panyinjiar South Sudan
National Democratic Institute Washington, DC USA
Open Society Foundation New York, NY USA
Oxfam America Boston, MA USA
Partners of the Americas Washington USA
Phoenix Futures London United Kingdom
Project Concern International (PCI) Washington, DC USA
Qatar Foundation Dohar Qatar
Root Capital Cambridge, MA USA
Samaritan's Purse Boone, NC USA
Save the Children Juba South Sudan
The Boys' Club of New York New York, NY USA
The Nature Conservancy Washington, DC United States
Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program/USCRI Colchester, VT USA
Winrock International Washington, DC USA
World Agroforestry Centre Nairobi Kenya
World Economic Forum Geneva Switzerland
World Food Programme Rome Italy
World Wildlife Fund Athens Greece
Youth for Understanding USA Cambridge, MA USA

Private Sector: Full-time employment

   2011  2012  2013  2014  2015
 TOTAL  30%  31%  38%  33%


Sample Private Sector Employers 2015

Abt Associates Washington DC USA
Bain & Company  Johannesburg South Africa 
Bank of Japan Tokyo Japan
Boeing Washington, DC USA
Boeing Evanston, WA USA
Booz & Company New York, NY USA
Cambridge Associates Boston, MA USA
Cambridge Associates Arlington, VA USA
CommerzBank New York, NY USA
EMC Hopkinton, MA USA
Ergo New York, NY USA
frog design  New York, NY USA
Greenwich Associates Stamford, CT USA
Hitachi, Ltd Tokyo Japan
Lavastorm Analytics Boston, MA USA
McLarty Associates Washington, DC USA
Meister Consultants Group Boston, MA USA
Mercator Advisory Group Maynard, MA USA
Merrill Lynch Tokyo Japan
Monitor 360 Alexandria, VA USA
Monitor Deloitte Boston, MA USA
Palantir New York, NY USA
Shell Bangalore India
SSG Advisors Burlington, VT USA
State Street Corporation Boston, MA USA
The Cohen Group Washington, DC USA
Ward Circle Strategies Washington DC USA

Public Sector & Multilateral Orgs: Full-time employment

   2011  2012  2013  2014  2015
 TOTAL  43%  37%  32%  30%  32%

Sample Public and Multilateral Organizations/Employers 2015

British Council Tripoli Libya
Consulate General of Mexico in Boston Boston, MA USA
Consulate of Mexico, Alaska Anchorage, AK USA
Embassy of Mexico, Consular Section Washington US
Eurasian Economic Commission Moscow Russian Federation
Federal Burueau of Investigation Washington, DC USA
Fulbright Program Kathmandu Nepal
German International Development Abuja Nigeria
Inter-American Development Bank Washington, DC USA
International Atomic Energy Agency  Vienna Austria
International Organization for Migration Geneva Switzerland
International Trade Administration Washington DC USA
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece  Athens Greece
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China Beijing China
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad Islamabad Pakistan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway Oslo  Norway
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka Washington DC USA
National Defense, Canada Ottawa Canada
National Nuclear Security Administration Washington DC USA 
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oslo Norway
Office of Defense Cooperation The Hague Netherlands
Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Berne Switzerland
The Port Authority of NY & NJ  New York, NY USA
The World Bank Washington, DC USA
Turkish Ministry of Economy Ankara Turkey
U.S. Courts Little Rock USA
U.S. Department of Defense Washington, DC USA
U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC USA
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services, Refugee, Asylum and Intl Operations (RAIO) New York, NY USA
U.S. Department of State Washington, DC USA
U.S. Department of the Treasury Washington, DC USA
U.S. Senate Washington, DC USA
UNDP Goz Beida Chad
UNHCR Geneva Switzerland
UNICEF Harare Zimbabwe
United Nations Office in Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire
United States Air Force Ramstein AB Germany
United States Army Washington DC USA
United States Army Reserve Boston, MA USA
United States Marine Corps Naha Japan
United States Navy Suitland, MD USA
US State Department, Office of the Legal Adviser Washington USA

Additional Information

Number of Students in the Graduating Class of 2015 = 279
Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) 168
Master of Arts (combined MA and GMAP) 58
Masters of International Business (MIB) 31
Masters of Law in International Law (LLM) 14
Doctor of Philosophy 3
Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA) 5

Demographics of Students in the Graduating Class of 2015

Average age 27
Age range 21-45
Non-US students 42%
Males 48%
Females 52%
Citizenships represented 52

Average Salaries

The salary level of Fletcher graduates varies considerably depending on geographic location, employment sector and functional areas within the sector. The below figures do not include the additional salary benefits of Fletcher graduates employed in the multilateral sector where income is often tax-free. Nor does it include signing bonuses or end-of-year bonuses which can be a significant part of private sector salaries.

Public $57,987
Non-Profit $54,876
Private $87,734