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 Employment - Chart


Nonprofit Sector  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016
 TOTAL 27% 25%  31%  33%  28%

Sample Nonprofit Employers


Action Against Hunger Damaturu Nigeria
American Councils for International Education Dakar Senegal
Better Care Network New York, NY USA
Blue Water Metrics Medford, MA USA
Brandeis University Waltham, MA USA
Center for Data Innovation Washington, DC USA
Center for Effective Global Action Berkeley, CA USA
Council on Foreign Relations New York, NY USA
CTC Ten Foundation Cape Town South Africa
FHI 360 Washington, DC USA
FloridaMakes Orlando, FL USA
Goodweave Washington, DC USA
Harvard University Cambridge, MA USA
J-PAL Cambridge, MA USA
Latin America Working Group Washington, DC USA
MIT Cambridge, MA USA
National Democratic Institute (NDI) Kiev Ukraine
Natural Resource Governance Institute Washington, DC USA
Norwegian Refugee Council Washington, DC USA
One Acre Fund Rubengera Rwanda
Pact Ventures Washington, DC USA
Partnership for the Advancement & Immersion of Refugees (PAIR) Houston, TX USA
Polar Research and Policy Initiative Washington, DC USA
Results for Development Institute Washington, DC USA
Stimson Center Washington, DC USA
The Bridgeway Group Cambridge, MA USA
The Malala Fund Washington, DC USA
The Stanley Fund Iowa City, IA USA
Triggerise BV Amsterdam Netherlands
US-India Business Council New Delhi India
United States Institute of Peace Washington, DC USA
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA USA
US Greenbuilding Council Washington, DC USA
Woodrow Wilson Center Sao Paulo Brazil

Private Sector: Full-time employment
Private Sector Employment - Chart

   2012  2013  2014  2015  2016
 TOTAL  31%  38%  33%  32%


Sample Private Sector Employers

Align Impact Santa Monica, CA USA
Amazon.com London UK
Ascendant Program Services Washington, DC USA
Axtria Somerville, MA USA
Bain & Co Middle East Dubai


Baloise Group Basel Switzerland
Black Rhino Group Dakar Senegal
Bluefield Research Boston, MA USA
BlueWave Capital Boston, MA USA
Charcha Media Boston, MA USA
Chemonics International Inc Washington, DC USA
CKC Partners Palo Alto, CA USA
Clearview Energy Partners, LLC Washington, DC USA
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP São Paulo Brazil
Control Risks Washington, DC USA
Dalberg Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Deloitte Consulting Boston, MA USA
Digital Lumens Boston, MA USA
Eurasia Group New York, NY


Freedman Consulting, LLC Washington, DC USA
Hager Associates Washington, DC USA
IBM Boston, MA USA
kglobal Washington, DC USA
Kroll Associates Reston, VA USA
Language Scientific

Washington, DC

Monitor 360 Washington, DC USA
Mu Sigma, Inc New York, NY USA
Nucleus Research Boston, MA USA
Ranger Solar Cambridge, MA USA
State Street Global Advisors Boston, MA USA
Turbonomic Boston, MA USA
Upturn Washington, DC USA
Vera Solutions Mumbai India
Veracity Worldwide New York, NY USA
Volkswagen Group of America Herndon, VA USA
Willis Towers Watson Washington, DC USA

Public Sector & Multilateral Orgs: Full-time employment
Public Sector Employment - Chart

   2012  2013  2014  2015  2016
 TOTAL  37%  32%  30%  32%  31%

Sample Public and Multilateral Organizations/Employers

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Boston, MA USA
Consulate General of Mexico in New York New York, NY USA
Department of Homeland Security Chicago, IL USA
Federal Reserve Bank of New York New York, NY USA
Government Accountability Office Washington, DC USA
Green Climate Fund Incheon Republic of Korea
InterAmerican Development Bank - IDB Washington, DC USA
International Organization for Migration Somerville, MA USA
Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs Vienna Austria
Ministry of Defense, Japan Tokyo Japan
Ministry of Economy, Japan Tokyo Japan
Ministry of Economy, Turkey Ankara Turkey
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan Geneva Switzerland
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand Bangkok Thailand
National Defense University Washington, DC USA
New York Department of Education New York, NY USA
Office of the Director of National Intelligence Washington, DC USA
Olam Providence, RI USA
Open Government Partnership Madrid Spain
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - PNNL Seattle, WA USA
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Yokosuka Japan
The World Bank Washington, DC USA
UNESCO Geneva Switzerland
UNHCR Yangon Myanmar
UNIDO Vienna Austria
US Air Force Washington, DC USA
US Department of State Washington, DC USA
US Institute of Peace Washington, DC USA
US Marine Corps Quantico, VA USA
US Navy Rota Spain
USCIS Washington, DC 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