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Employment Outcomes | MAIR

From consultants to entrepreneurs, leaders of nongovernmental organizations to policymakers, graduates from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) put their degrees to work.

94% of the two-year Master of Arts in International Relations Class of 2022 were employed, pursuing fellowships or internships, or had gone on for further study within six months of graduation.

The school’s graduates are valued in the global marketplace and known for their ability to address multifaceted challenges across all sectors around the world. The starting salaries for graduates noted below vary considerably depending on geographic location, employment sector, and functional area within the sector. They do not include the additional salary benefits of graduates employed in the multilateral sector where income is often tax-free.


  Minimum Average Maximum
Public $13,685 $67,112 $125,000
Private $12,000 $82,301 $225,000
Multilateral $12,000 $56,142 $85,000
Non-Profit $6,703 $60,047 $115,000

Employment Locations

  • US: 83%
  • Non-US: 17%

Non-US Breakdown

  • Asia: 58%
  • Europe: 31%
  • Africa: 5%
  • Latin America: 3%
  • Other: 3%

Select Employers

  • Amazon
  • Bain & Company
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Center for European Policy Analysis
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Korea Economic Institute of America 
  • United States Institute of Peace
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Treasury
  • European Parliament
  • International Finance Corporation
  • International Monetary Fund
  • World Bank
  • World Economic Forum

Based on results of a survey of students who graduated in August and December 2021 and May 2022. MAIR survey participation rate was 81%.
Note: Salaries are only listed when two or more students reported within a given sector. If you have a specific request, please contact SAIS Global Careers.

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