Highest & Lowest Paid MBAs of 2016

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

SchoolU.S. SalaryU.S. Sign-OnU.S. OtherForeign SalaryForeign Sign-onForeign Other
Stanford$24,000$5,000$8,000$50,000$5,000$10,200
Notre Dame$40,000$3,000$960$45,000$5,000$10,000
MIT$40,000$3,000NANANANA
Cornell$42,000$2,000$900$80,000$10,000$5,691
Yale$45,000$3,000$5,000$1,000$1,000$7,500
NYU$45,000$2,500$5,000$50,000$5,000$10,000
Wharton$48,000$5,000$3,600$27,600$4,000$2,500
Michigan$48,106$5,000$500$70,000$5,166$5,000
Duke$50,000$5,000$5,000$50,000$8,000$5,000
UCLA$50,000$5,000$500$62,400$5,000$9,000
Texas$50,000$2,000$2,000$15,000$1,000$1,000
Rice$55,000$5,000$1,500$55,000$5,000$6,000
Vanderbilt$55,000$5,000$1,250$40,000$3,000NA
UNC$57,500$5,000$1,200$60,000$6,100$4,000
Kellogg$58,000$5,000$3,600NANANA
Columbia$60,000$2,200$3,000$60,000$7,000$2,000
Wash Univ.$60,000$3,000$6,000$62,000$2,500NA
INSEAD$60,000NANA$22,400NANA
Univ. Wash$62,400$5,000$2,000$45,000$3,000$5,000
Georgetown$63,000$3,000$2,700$48,000$5,000$4,500
Harvard$65,000$3,000$1,000$42,500$5,000$5,000
Virginia$65,000$2,000$31,250$3,000$5,000$1,150
Carnegie$65,000$5,000$2,000$55,000$10,000$2,700
Indiana$65,000$2,0000$66,000$10,000$5,400
Dartmouth$72,000$2,500$1,750$38,039$7,500$526
Chicago$75,000$5,000$7,500$60,000$7,500$5,000
Emory$75,000$5,000$3,396$85,000$5,000$3,000
Berkeley$83,200$3,000$1,000$40,000$2,000$1,667
London$100,000NA$8,000$42,316NA$5,282

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

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