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Industry Percent of Employed Students(1) Number of Employed Students(1) Minimum Salary(2) Maximum Salary(2) Median Salary(2)
Accounting 0.3% 1 Insufficient Data2
Advertising/Marketing Services/Communications 0.5% 2 Insufficient Data2
Agribusiness/Environment/Natural Resources 0.8% 3 Insufficient Data2
Construction 1.6% 6 $90,000 $145,000 $120,000
Consulting 18.0% 66 $55,000 $210,000 $145,000
Consumer Products 4.4% 16 $80,000 $200,000 $125,000
Education 0.5% 2 Insufficient Data2
Employment/Executive Search 0.3% 1 Insufficient Data2
Energy 1.9% 7 $80,000 $175,000 $125,000
Financial Services 32.7% 120 $57,108 $195,000 $120,000
Commercial Banking 1.1% 4 $90,000 $126,880 $100,000
Diversified Financial Services 9.3% 34 $57,108 $187,000 $118,834
Insurance 3.8% 14 $82,000 $150,000 $115,000
Investment Banking/Brokerage 5.2% 19 $85,000 $150,000 $125,000
Investment Management/Research 9.8% 36 $65,000 $195,000 $117,500
Private Equity 1.6% 6 $88,000 $100,000 $90,000
Venture Capital 1.9% 7 $90,000 $190,000 $142,500
Government 1.1% 4 $95,000 $150,000 $122,500
Healthcare Products and Services 8.2% 30 $60,000 $250,000 $135,000
Manufacturing/Chemicals/Plastics 5.2% 19 $80,000 $250,000 $126,000
Media/Entertainment/Sports 1.1% 4 $38,000 $550,000 $116,250
Nonprofit 0.8% 3 Insufficient Data2
Real Estate 1.6% 6 $120,000 $160,000 $131,250
Retail 2.5% 9 $85,000 $170,000 $119,000
Technology 14.7% 54 $65,000 $165,000 $120,000
Computer-Related Services 0.8% 3 Insufficient Data2
eCommerce and Internet 7.1% 26 $65,000 $145,000 $120,000
Financial Technology 0.5% 2 Insufficient Data2
Hardware 1.6% 6 $114,000 $165,000 $130,000
Software 3.8% 14 $100,000 $157,000 $134,000
Telecommunications 0.8% 3 Insufficient Data2
Transportation Services and Equipment 3.5% 13 $76,735 $230,000 $103,000
Other 0.3% 1 Insufficient Data2
All 100.0% 367 $38,000 $550,000 $125,000
  1. Of the 393 survey respondents, 367 had employment statuses that allowed them to provide more detailed employment data. The data on this page is based on the responses of those 367 students.
  2. Compensation information is self-reported. Insufficient Data indicates that fewer than 1% of the students reported employment in a given industry or that fewer than 50% of the students reporting employment in that industry provided salary information.
  3. Overall, 19% of students reported receiving a sign-on bonus. Sign-on bonus is also listed by industry if more than 50% of the jobs in that industry reported a bonus.

Source for all data: 2017 Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Employment Report

About the Data

When Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students choose to leverage their MBA for a career change varies. To account for this, the report tracks career changes upon graduation and one year post-graduation for those still seeking a change. 

The 2017 Employment Report had a 90 percent response rate. Among respondents, 19 percent reported that they were not seeking a career change and stayed in their current position or left the workforce.

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