2017 New Hires by Industry: Full-Time

From technology and consulting to nonprofit and real estate, Chicago Booth students have questions to ask and waves to make in every industry.

September 11, 2017

Industry Percent
of Hires
of Hires 1
Salary 1
Salary 1
Salary 1
Median Sign-On 1,2,3
Financial Services 29.9% 147 $75,000 $225,000 $125,000 $40,000
Technology 18.7% 92 $70,000 $152,000 $125,000 $25,000
Services 0.2% 1 Insufficient
Total 100.0% 491 $65,000 $225,000 $125,000 $25,000

(1) Compensation information is self-reported. 89 percent of students reporting accepted offers included salary information. Insufficient data indicates less than 1 percent reporting for all accepted offers and/or less than 50 percent with salary information.
(2) To be noted in this table, at least 50 percent of accepted offers in this industry reported a bonus. Overall, 63 percent of accepted offers reported a sign-on bonus.
(3) In addition to base salary and sign-on bonus, 16 percent of students received other guaranteed compensation with a median of $25,000. Other guaranteed compensation includes guaranteed year-end bonuses and excludes perquisites (e.g., tuition reimbursements, relocation, automobile) and variable compensation (e.g., performance bonuses, stock options).
(4) Investment Management/Research also includes Mutual Funds and Hedge Funds.
(5) Healthcare Products and Services includes Biotech & Life Sciences, Healthcare Products/Medical Devices, Healthcare Services, and Pharmaceutical Products.