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MBA Employment Statistics

Interpreting Employment Data

Employment data for the UW Foster School of Business Full-time MBA Program is compiled from responses of graduates who share their employment information with MBA Career Management. We strongly urge this data be used judiciously. The median and ranges reported should be interpreted as only one source of information when making a decision regarding the appropriateness of an offer. Market conditions strongly influence salary levels as well as the number of offers extended by an organization. The amount of a salary offer tends to be influenced by a number of factors:

Student Profiles

105 Entering class size
6.30 Average years of work experience
1–18 Range of years of work experience
682 Average GMAT
630–720 Mid 80th range
3.43 Average undergraduate GPA
30 Average age
25–41 Range of ages
10% Veterans
69% Domestic
31% International
32% Women
68% Men
Undergraduate Majors
Business 28%
Computer science 6%
Economics 16%
Engineering 13%
Math & Science 8%
Social sciences & Humanities 30%
129 Entering class size
5.69 Average years of work experience
2–15 Range of years of work experience
688 Average GMAT
630–740 Mid 80th range
3.35 Average undergraduate GPA
28 Average age
22–36 Range of ages
10% Veterans
67% Domestic
33% International
33% Women
67% Men
Undergraduate Majors
Business 23%
Computer science 10%
Economics 11%
Engineering 20%
Math & Science 6%
Social sciences & Humanities 30%
125 Entering class size
5.97 Average years of work experience
0–20 Range of years of work experience
691 Average GMAT
636–730 Mid 80th range
3.38 Average undergraduate GPA
29 Average age
24–43 Range of ages
16% Veterans
61% Domestic
39% International
43% Women
57% Men
Undergraduate Majors
Business 23%
Computer science 4%
Economics 16%
Engineering 21%
Math & Science 7%
Social sciences & Humanities 28%

Class of 2016 Graduate Salary Breakout (base salary)

Statistics Across Functions
Function Percentage Average Low High
Consulting 22% $125,805 $72,800 $145,000
Finance / Accounting 21% $106,409 $80,000 $125,000
General Management 10% $106,889 $45,000 $150,000
Marketing / Sales 32% $110,186 $62,400 $135,000
Operations / Logistics 14% $106,483 $72,800 $120,000
Statistics Across Industries
Industry Percentage Average Low High
Consulting 23% $124,325 $80,000 $145,000
Consumer Products 3% $92,333 $80,000 $112,000
Financial Services 6% $102,560 $72,800 $135,000
Pharm / Biotech / Healthcare Products 8% $100,889 $83,200 $120,000
Retail 5% $106,750 $100,000 $117,000
Technology 52% $113,241 $62,400 $150,000
Other 3% $75,093 $45,000 $95,000
Statistics Across Regions
Region Percentage Average Median Low High
Regional 86% $113,140 $116,500 $45,000 $150,000
Non-Washington State 14% $103,763 $101,400 $80,000 $135,000