What to do with Unknown and $0 Salaries?


Student outcome salaries can be reported as unknown, or $0, salaries in the following ways:

  • Unknown Salary - a career center user completes an outcome survey on behalf of the student and does not know salary information, they can leave the salary field blank.


  • $0 Salary - indicates a student is not receiving a salary. 12Twenty will not allow students to submit surveys with the salary field blank, but they can enter $0 as their salary.

See below to find the Base Salary field on the student and career center user job reporting form:



Please be advised, MBA CSEA standards require $0 salaries to be calculated in all compensation calculations.  In accordance with this, 12Twenty generated reports and research tools will include $0 salaries in aggregate totals.  Unreported, or blank, salaries will be excluded from 12Twenty salary calculations.  See a visualization of these two concepts below:




MBA CSEA Standards & Disclaimer


While this article is intended to assist 12Twenty customers in compiling their official MBA CSEA reports, it should not be considered formal guidance on interpreting MBA CSEA standards, or instructions on how to comply with them.  For that, we always recommend reviewing the latest version of the MBA CSEA standards, which can be found at http://www.mbacsea.org/standards, or contacting the MBA CSEA directly with any questions.