Where MBA Career Pay Totals $3 Million-Plus


Top 25 Schools Whose MBAs Make The Most

Rank & SchoolCareer Pay TotalPay At 20-Year MarkPay At 10-Year MarkPay at 5-Year Mark
  1. Harvard$3,639,643$224,000$169,000$136,000
  2. UPenn (Wharton)$3,460,707$214,000$164,000$146,000
  3. Stanford GSB$3,432,013$220,000$166,000$129,000
  4. Columbia$3,164,298$191,000$149,000$117,000
  5. Dartmouth (Tuck)$3,107,417$174,000$147,000$128,000
  6. Northwestern (Kellogg)$3,069,620$204,000$139,000$119,000
  7. MIT (Sloan)$3,029,653$169,000$143,000$125,000
  8. Chicago (Booth)$3,004,828$215,000$137,000$115,000
  9. UC-Berkeley (Haas)$2,976,382$171,000$141,000$117,000
10. Yale School of Mgt.$2,939,871$172,000$144,000$125,000
11. Virginia (Darden)$2,937,835$191,000$142,000$108,000
12. Duke (Fuqua)$2,781,032$170,000$131,000$104,000
13. New York (Stern)$2,750,304$176,000$129,000$102,000
14. Cornell (Johnson)$2,738,723$180,000$129,000$97,400
15. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)$2,673,352$158,000$130,000$101,000
16. UCLA (Anderson)$2,662,331$171,000$129,000$103,000
17. Michigan (Ross)$2,604,044$157,000$121,000$104,000
18. Emory (Goizueta)$2,573,954$164,000$116,000$94,400
19. Vanderbilt (Owen)$2,562,743$168,000$113,000$95,300
20. Georgetown (McDonough)$2,552,660$160,000$114,000$101,000
21. Notre Dame (Mendoza)$2,546,294$162,000$121,000$96,100
22. UNC (Kenan-Flagler)$2,506,915$157,000$110,000$95,700
23. Southern Cal (Marshall)$2,484,016$165,000$115,000$95,900
24. Texas-Austin (McCombs)$2,449,480$164,000$115,000$91,800
25. Rice (Jones)$2,434,747$140,000$120,000$98,500

Source: Payscale

(See following page for the next 25 schools that round out the top 50)

About the Author...

John A. Byrne

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.