The MBA Premium: What MBAs Earn Over A Lifetime Will Shock You

MBA grads, especially from the top schools, earn considerably more than others

LIFETIME MEDIAN CASH COMPENSATION FOR MBAS FROM TOP BUSINESS SCHOOLS

Boston University – School of Management

$93,400

$2,510,000

$5,650,000

Babson College – F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business

$92,000

$2,470,000

$5,560,000

Southern Methodist University (SMU) – Cox School of Business

$91,700

$2,460,000

$5,540,000

Indiana University – Kelley School of Business

$91,400

$2,460,000

$5,530,000

University of Wisconsin (UW) – Madison School of Business

$91,100

$2,450,000

$5,510,000

University of Utah – David Eccles School of Business

$89,300

$2,400,000

$5,400,000

University of Connecticut (Uconn) – School of Business

$88,900

$2,390,000

$5,370,000

Washington University – Olin Business School

$88,700

$2,380,000

$5,360,000

University of Maryland – Robert H. Smith School of Business

$88,100

$2,370,000

$5,330,000

Johns Hopkins University – Carey Business School

$87,900

$2,360,000

$5,320,000

Arizona State University (ASU) – W. P. Carey School of Business

$87,800

$2,360,000

$5,310,000

The University of Iowa – Henry B. Tippie College of Business

$87,500

$2,350,000

$5,290,000

Rutgers Business School

$86,900

$2,340,000

$5,260,000

Villanova University – Villanova School of Business

$86,900

$2,330,000

$5,250,000

Brigham Young University (BYU) – Marriott School of Business

$86,600

$2,330,000

$5,240,000

Case Western Reserve University – Weatherhead School of Management

$86,400

$2,320,000

$5,230,000

University of Rochester – Simon School of Business

$85,700

$2,300,000

$5,180,000

University of Colorado Boulder (CU) – Leeds School of Business

$85,400

$2,300,000

$5,170,000

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College – Zicklin School of Business

$85,400

$2,290,000

$5,160,000

Ohio State University (OSU) – Fisher College of Business

$85,300

$2,290,000

$5,160,000

Drexel University – Bennett S. LeBow College of Business

$85,100

$2,290,000

$5,140,000

University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business

$84,800

$2,280,000

$5,130,000

Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management

$83,100

$2,230,000

$5,020,000

Syracuse University – Martin J. Whitman School of Management

$83,000

$2,230,000

$5,020,000

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) College of Business

$82,000

$2,200,000

$4,960,000

* Early career median pay reflects pay for workers with 0 to 5 years of experience. SOURCE: Payscale Data provided by under license. Last updated in 2021.

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