Stanford MBAs Shift Away From Tech

The $170,000 median base salary for MBAs going into private equity was the first increase in years. As far back as 2008, when Wall Street began to crumble and start the Great Recession, the median rate for an MBA hire in the industry has been $150,000. This year the PE industry got the largest percentage of grads from Stanford since 2011 when 14% of the class went into private equity.

2014 Class At Stanford By Industry Sector & Pay Package

 

Industry Sector Median Salary Average Salary Median Bonus Median Other Bonus
Finance Overall (29%) $150,000 $150,736 $40,000 $100,000
Private Equity $170,000 $166,979 $40,000 $175,000
Venture Capital $145,000 $140,500 $35,000 $32,500
Hedge Funds $150,000 $149,444 NA $150,000
Investment Banking $100,000 $130,625 $45,000 $80,000
Investment Management $127,500 $133,958 $40,000 $87,500
Consulting (16%) $135,000 $133,824 $25,000 $25,000
Technology (24%) $125,000 $119,800 $20,000 $20,000
Consumer Products (8%) $101,000 $104,449 $20,000 $12,500
Non-Profit (5%) $100,000 $96,545,800 NA NA
Healthcare (4%) $125,000 $125,556 $27,500 $32,000
Media/Entertainment (4%) $120,000 $133,375 $10,000 NA
Energy/Clean Tech (2%) $150,000 $143,750 $10,000 $12,500
Real Estate (2%) $120,000 $124,000 NA NA
Manufacturing (1%) $110,000 $132,000 NA NA
Government (1%) $88,000 $99,400 NA NA

Source: Stanford GSB 2014 Employment Report

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