2018 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. Compare and research to see the data for the industries that interest you.

October 23, 2018

Industry Percent
of Hires
Number
of Hires
Minimum
Salary 1
Maximum
Salary 1
Median
Salary 1
Median Sign-On 1,2,3
Financial Services 31.6% 148 $55,000 $250,000 $125,000 $40,000
Retail Estate 3 1.7% 8 $70,000 $130,000 $96,000 $22,500
Technology 20.3% 95 $80,000 $170,000 $130,000 $35,000
All 100.0% 468 $53,000 $250,000 $130,000 $25,000


(1) Compensation information is self-reported. 91% of students reporting accepted offers included salary information. Insufficient data indicates less than 1% reporting for all accepted offers and/or less than 50% with salary information.
(2) To be noted in this table, at least 50% of accepted offers in this industry reported a bonus. Overall, 63% of accepted offers reported a sign-on bonus.
(3) Accepted offers in these industries include graduates working at start-ups: Consumer Products (1), Financial Services - Insurance (1), Financial Services - Venture Capital (1), Healthcare Products and Services (1), Real Estate (2), Technology - eCommerce and Internet (2), Technology - Financial Technology (1), Technology - Hardware (2), and Technology - Software (4).
In total, 3.2% of accepted offers for the Class of 2018 were with start-ups. For base salary, the minimum was $70,000, the maximum was $150,000, and the median was $114,375.
(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.