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

  • MBA hopeless

    Go Irish!!

  • WittyUsername4

    Maybe it’s a typo and he meant to report that he was being compensated 150? Or maybe the IRS is after him. We could speculate all day

  • MBA Hopeful II

    I know a person with a base salary of $1.51M last year from Booth, but it was never reported in the employment report.

  • Come on

    I call bullshit

  • MBA Hopeful

    I know a person with a base salary of $1.5M last year from Wharton, but it was never reported in the employment report.

  • truth

    Or maybe they don’t realize in Africa that McCombs is actually a decent school?

  • OG

    The McCombs grad accepted $15,000? I’ve lived overseas in Africa. That is an insult of a salary even for a nonprofit considering the value of an MBA. My guess is the job they got either doesn’t NEED an MBA or they went to work for a delusional organization like the One Acre Fund.