Stanford MBAs now make a median $175,000 salary after graduation

Stanford Master of Business Administration graduates now make a median salary of $175,000 per year after graduating following eight consecutive years of increases,

the school said. The median compensation amount includes a median $175,000 in base salary for 218 graduates who received full-time job offers and disclosed their

compensation. In addition, 65% of those students expect a median of $45,000 in annual performance bonuses and 47% of those students had a median $30,000 signing bonus. A

third of the students went into the finance sector, including private equity, venture capital and investment management; 30% accepted tech jobs; and 15% entered consulting.

Data from the Class of 2022 included 462 total graduates, with 309 graduates or 67% seeking employment. By graduation, 236 people had received job offers, and after three

months, 286 had job offers. The other third of the class had already obtained jobs, planned to continue their education, started their own businesses or weren’t seeking

jobs for other reasons. Stanford Daily first reported the job compensation figures. Roland Li is a San Francisco Chronicle staff

writer. Email: Twitter: @rolandlisf