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MBA Salary & Employment Statistics: Class of 2016

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$81k average employment salary $115k top base salary


Employment Average Salary By Industry
Technology $84,000
Financial Services $80,500
Consulting $80,000
Consumer Packaged Goods $76,250
Healthcare $75,545
Government $74,770
Manufacturing $74,000


Employment By Industry
Technology Bar graph 19%
Manufacturing Bar graph 18%
Healthcare Bar graph 17%
Financial Services Bar graph 16%
Consulting Bar graph 12%
Consumer Packaged Goods Bar graph 10%
Government Bar graph 6%
Other Bar graph 2%



Employment By Function
Operations/Production Bar graph 29%
Finance/Accounting Bar graph 29%
Other Bar graph 16%
Marketing/Sales Bar graph 12%
Consulting Bar graph 10%
General Management Bar graph 4%



How Graduates Found Jobs
Corporate Residency Employer Bar graph 35%
Networking Bar graph 25%
Other Bar graph 14%
Graduate Career Services Bar graph 12%
Internet Bar graph 10%
Prior Employer Bar graph 4%



2016 Hiring Companies

• Abiomed Inc. • Accelare, Inc. • Accenture PLC • Akamai Technologies, Inc. • BJC Healthcare • Capgemini • Cognizant Technology Solutions • Dana Farber Cancer Institute • Dunkin’ Brands • GlaxoSmithKline • Hasbro, Inc. • Hexcel Corporation • Hologic, Inc. • Harvard Pilgram Health Care • IBM Corporation • LogMeIn, Inc. • Mizuho Securities USA Inc. • National Grid PLC • Natixis Global Asset Management • Novartis International AG • Partners HealthCare • The Raytheon Company • Sonus Networks, Inc. • State Street Corporation • UTC Aerospace Systems Company • Wellington Management Company • Zipcar



"The D’Amore-McKim Graduate Career Center helped me throughout my time at Northeastern. My career advisor was very hands-on in my career search and worked with me in all aspects—from resume building to answering questions I had regarding salary negotiations for my full-time job. And, their corporate partnerships allowed me to pursue a six-month corporate residency at a publicly traded tech company." — Whitney Galusha, MBA'17

"I had a great experience working with the Graduate Career Center. The advisers were very helpful and assisted me in every way, including corporate residency placement and full-time job search. What particularly impressed me was a tailored approach towards each student—advisers tried to understand each individual`s career aspirations and skills and help him or her to identify the best suited career path." — Tigran Gukasyan, MBA'16

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