Yale | Mr. Steelmaker To Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.04/4.0
Harvard | Mr. Consulting To Emerging Markets Banking
GRE 130, GPA 3.6 equivalent
Chicago Booth | Mr. Overrepresented Indian Engineer
GMAT 740, GPA 8.78/10
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Indian Quant
GMAT 745, GPA 9.6 out of 10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Food & Education Entrepreneur
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
NYU Stern | Mr. Development
GMAT 690, GPA 2.5
Harvard | Mr. Standard Military
GMAT 700, GPA 3.74
Harvard | Ms. Gay Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Comeback Kid
GMAT 770, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. International Oil
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Lieutenant To Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Duke Fuqua | Mr. IB Back Office To Front Office/Consulting
GMAT 640, GPA 2.8
Tuck | Mr. Infantry Officer To MBA
GRE 314, GPA 3.4
Rice Business | Mr. Future Energy Consultant
GRE Received a GRE Waiver, GPA 3.3
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Campaigns To Business
GMAT 750, GPA 3.19
MIT Sloan | Mr. Special Forces
GMAT 720, GPA 3.82
Columbia | Mr. Fingers Crossed
GMAT 730, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Ms. Egyptian Heritage
GRE 320, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Investor & Operator (2+2)
GMAT 720, GPA 3.85
Harvard | Ms. Harvard Hopeful
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mrs. Nebraska
GMAT 740, GPA 3.77
Harvard | Mr. Sovereign Wealth Fund
GMAT 730, GPA 3.55
Kellogg | Ms. Big4 M&A
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
INSEAD | Mr. Big Chill 770
GMAT 770, GPA 3-3.2
Stanford GSB | Ms. Engineer In Finance – Deferred MBA
GRE 332, GPA 3.94
Stanford GSB | Mr. Consultant To Analytics
GMAT 760, GPA 3.64
MIT Sloan | Mr. Good Luck Bud
GMAT 710, GPA 3.27

What MBAs Make At Top Consulting Firms

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Salaries for Incoming MBA/PhD Graduates

Accenture Strategy

  • Base: $147,500 (Canada: C$140,000)
  • Performance Bonus: up to $44,400
  • Total Cash (sum of above): up to $191,900
  • Retirement: 6% match for 401k
  • Tuition Reimbursement: up to $80,000 ($50,000 after taxes)
  • Signing Bonus: $25,000 (Canada: C$15,000)
  • Relocation: up to $8,000

A.T. Kearney

  • Base: $147,000 (Germany: €85,000)
  • Performance Bonus: up to $44,100 (Germany: up to €16,000)
  • Total Cash (sum of above): $191,100
  • Retirement: 401k contribution up to $8,000
  • Signing Bonus: $25,000 (plus $10,000 for summer interns)
  • Relocation: up to $10,000 (Germany: up to €5,000)

Bain & Company

  • Base: $148,000 (Canada: C$120,000) (UK: £85,000)
  • Performance Bonus: up to $37,000
  • Total Cash (sum of above): up to $185,000
  • Retirement: 401k contribution up to $8,000
  • Signing Bonus: $25,000
  • Relocation: up to $5,000

Boston Consulting Group

  • Base: $147,000 (Dubai: $130,000) (UK: £87,500)
  • Performance Bonus: up to $44,100
  • Total Cash (sum of above): up to $191,100
  • Retirement: No 401k match but profit sharing is deposited into 401k account
  • Signing Bonus: $30,000 (Dubai: $30,000)
  • Relocation: $2-8,000

Booz Allen Hamilton

  • Base: $120-145,000 (depending on work experience; Dubai)
  • Performance Bonus: up to $36,250 (25% of base; Dubai)
  • Total Cash (sum of above): up to $181,250 (Dubai)
  • Housing Allowance: $32,000 ($50,000 if married/family; Dubai)
  • Relocation: up to $25,000 (Dubai)

Cognizant Business Consulting 

  • Base: $125,000
  • Performance Bonus: up to $15,000
  • Total Cash (sum of above): up to $140,000
  • Signing Bonus: $20,000 (Dubai: $30,000)
  • Relocation: up to $6,000

Deloitte

  • Base: $145,000 (Canada MBA: C$125,000)
  • Performance Bonus: up to $31,900
  • Total Cash (sum of above): $176,900
  • Retirement: 25% match of first 6% into 401k (a total of 1.5%)
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Full 2nd year tuition for returning interns
  • Signing Bonus: $25,000 (additional $17,500 for returning interns, $20K early signing) (Canada: C$20,000)
  • Relocation: $2,500 if local; up to $10,000 otherwise

Ernst & Young

  • Base: $145,000
  • Performance Bonus: up to $31,700
  • Total Cash (sum of above): up to $176,700
  • Signing Bonus: $25,000
  • Relocation: up to $5,000

IBM Global Business Services

  • Base: $147,500
  • Performance Bonus: up to $14,750
  • Total Cash (sum of above): up to $162,250
  • Signing Bonus: $25,000 (additional $15,000 for returning interns)
  • Relocation: up to $6,500

IMS Consulting Group

  • Base: $130,000
  • Performance Bonus: up to $16,250
  • Total Cash (sum of above): up to $146,250
  • Signing Bonus: $25,000
  • Relocation: up to $8,000

Infosys

  • Base: $122,500
  • Performance Bonus: up to $25,000
  • Total Cash (sum of above): $147,500
  • Signing Bonus: $20,000
  • Relocation: up to $3,000

Kalypso

  • Base: $124,000
  • Performance Bonus: up to $15,000
  • Total Cash (sum of above): $139,000
  • Signing Bonus: $15,000
  • Relocation: up to $3,000

KPMG

  • Base: $145,000
  • Performance Bonus: up to $25,000
  • Total Cash (sum of above): $170,000
  • Signing Bonus: up to $35,000
  • Relocation: up to $5,000

L.E.K.

  • Base: $150,000
  • Performance Bonus: up to $25,000
  • Total Cash (sum of above): $175,000
  • Retirement & Profit Sharing: up to $30,000
  • Signing Bonus: $25,000 (additional $25,000 for returning interns)
  • Relocation: up to $5,000

McKinsey & Company

  • Base: $152,500 (UK: £90,000)
  • Performance Bonus: up to $35,000
  • Total Cash (sum of above): up to $187,500
  • Retirement: up to $11,900 (7% of qualified compensation, capped at $170,000)
  • Signing Bonus: $25,000
  • Relocation: $2,000-9,000

Mercer

  • Base: $110,000
  • Performance Bonus: up to $22,000 (20% of base)
  • Total Cash (sum of above): up to $132,000
  • Signing Bonus: $20,000
  • Relocation: up to $3,000

Parthenon-EY

  • Base: $170,000
  • Performance Bonus: up to $9,000
  • Total Cash (sum of above): up to $179,000
  • Signing Bonus: $35,000
  • Relocation: up to $2,000

PwC

  • Base: $135,000-140,000
  • Performance Bonus: up to $27,000
  • Total Cash (sum of above): up to $167,000
  • Starting Bonus: $25,000
  • Relocation: up to $2,000

Strategy&

  • Base: $147,000
  • Performance Bonus: up to $47,040
  • Total Cash (sum of above): up to $194,040
  • Retirement: 6% of base + bonus into 401k, no contribution required (5 year vesting period)
  • Signing Bonus: $25,000
  • Relocation: up to $3,000
  • Student Loan Repayment: $1,200/year for up to six years or until you become a manager