Stanford GSB | Mr. Energy Reform
GMAT 700, GPA 3.14 of 4
Stanford GSB | Ms. Startup Poet
GRE 330, GPA 3.2
HEC Paris | Mr. iOS App Developer
GMAT 610, GPA 3.3
INSEAD | Mr. Sailor in Suit
GMAT 740, GPA 3.6
Tuck | Mr. Global Corp Comms
GRE 325, GPA 3.4
London Business School | Mr. Global Graduate Scheme
GMAT 750, GPA 7.2/10
IU Kelley | Ms. Biracial Single Mommy
, GPA 2.5/3.67 Grad
Harvard | Mr. Startup
GRE 327, GPA 3.35
Harvard | Mr. Public Finance
GMAT 720, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Rocket Scientist Lawyer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65 Cumulative
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Darden | Mr. Leading Petty Officer
GRE (MCAT) 501, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Ms. Almost Ballerina
GRE ..., GPA ...
Darden | Mr. Federal Consultant
GMAT 780, GPA 3.26
Harvard | Mr. Polyglot
GMAT 740, GPA 3.65
Darden | Mr. Engineer Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
Stanford GSB | Mr. Navy Officer
GMAT 770, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Systems Change
GMAT 730, GPA 4
Tuck | Mr. Consulting To Tech
GMAT 750, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Ms. Ambitious Hippie
GRE 329, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr. Milk Before Cereals
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3 (16/20 Portuguese scale)
Harvard | Mr. Sales To Consulting
GMAT 760, GPA 3.49
INSEAD | Ms. Hope & Goodwill
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
INSEAD | Mr. Airline Captain
GMAT 740, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB to PM
GRE 338, GPA 4.0
Darden | Ms. Unicorn Healthcare Tech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBA Class of 2023
GMAT 725, GPA 3.5

Highest & Lowest Paid MBAs of 2016

HIGHEST PAID MBAS OF 2016 IN THE U.S. & OVERSEAS

SchoolU.S. SalaryU.S. Sign-OnU.S. OtherForeign SalaryForeign Sign-onForeign Other
Harvard$500,000$100,000$300,000$250,000$130,000$250,000
Stanford$450,000$75,000$400,000$225,000$70,000$246,000
Columbia$325,000$70,000$227,000$280,000$75,000$250,000
Emory$300,000$60,000$110,000$150,000$50,000$25,500
Cornell$280,000$65,000$125,000$160,000$60,000$51,200
Wharton$250,000$150,000$250,000$250,000$175,000$200,000
Dartmouth$250,000$90,000$250,000$170,000$62,166$60,000
Kellogg$250,000$202,710$145,000NANANA
Duke$225,000$60,000$150,000$160,000$88,000$125,000
Chicago$215,000$77,000$272,500$180,000$75,000$160,000
INSEAD$190,000NANA$204,100NANA
MIT$200,000$77,000NANANANA
Yale$200,000$65,000$150,000$260,000$70,000$165,000
UNC$180,000$60,000$31,250$147,000$50,000$89,000
NYU$180,000$75,000$65,000$175,000$60,000$100,000
Indiana$180,000$60,000NA$140,000$42,000$12,000
Vanderbilt$180,000$65,000$89,390$140,000$60,000NA
Michigan$175,000$77,500$80,000$150,000$75,000$90,000
Berkeley$170,000$60,000$99,000$170,000$65,000$99,000
Carnegie$170,000$65,000$44,000$167,000$88,500$20,500
Virginia$168,000$65,000$58,360$147,000$75,000$60,000
Wash U$163,000$50,000$57,500$120,000$35,000NA
Texas$160,000$60,000$80,000$147,000$45,000$28,527
London$155,000NA$95,045$200,000NA$136,000
Georgetwn$150,000$60,000$60,000$167,000$57,500$41,000
UCLA$150,000$89,500$50,000$170,000$88,000$128,000
Univ. Wash$150,000$60,000$80,000$145,000$45,000$28,527
Rice$150,000$60,000$20,000$147,000$47,500$60,000

Source: Business school employment reports and schools reporting to U.S. News Notes: INSEAD reports both sign-on bonus and other guaranteed compensation together

About The Author

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.