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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

105Entering class size
6.30Average years of work experience
1-18Range of years of work experience
682Average GMAT
630–720Mid 80th range
3.43Average undergraduate GPA
30Average age
25–41Range of ages
10%Veterans
69%Domestic
31%International
32%Women
68%Men

Undergraduate majors

  • Business: 28%
  • Computer science: 6%
  • Economics: 16%
  • Engineering: 13%
  • Math and science: 8%
  • Social sciences and humanities: 30%
129Entering class size
5.69Average years of work experience
2–15Range of years of work experience
688Average GMAT
630–740Mid 80th range
3.35Average undergraduate GPA
28Average age
22–36Range of ages
10%Veterans
67%Domestic
33%International
33%Women
67%Men

Undergraduate majors

  • Business: 23%
  • Computer science: 10%
  • Economics: 11%
  • Engineering: 20%
  • Math and science: 6%
  • Social sciences and humanities: 30%
125Entering class size
5.97Average years of work experience
0–20Range of years of work experience
691Average GMAT
636–730Mid 80th range
3.38Average undergraduate GPA
29Average age
24–43Range of ages
16%Veterans
61%Domestic
39%International
43%Women
57%Men

Undergraduate majors

  • Business: 23%
  • Computer science: 4%
  • Economics: 16%
  • Engineering: 21%
  • Math and science: 7%
  • Social sciences and 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

2015 and 2016 Employers

Select each header below for the list of recent MBA graduate employers.

  • 2A Consulting
  • Accenture
  • Alvarez & Marsal
  • Arryve
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • ECG Management Consultants
  • Hitachi Consulting
  • KPMG
  • Lenati
  • Luma Consulting
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Moba International
  • Point B
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Revel Consulting
  • Slalom Consulting
  • West Monroe Partners
  • 3M Company
  • Adidas
  • Baden Sports
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Kimberly Clark Corporation
  • Nestle
  • Nike
  • Nordstrom
  • Precept Wine
  • Starbucks
  • Talking Rain Beverage Co
  • Aflac
  • Alliance of Angels
  • CBRE
  • Citigroup
  • Columbia Bank
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Intellectual Ventures
  • Laird Norton
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Lighter Capital
  • MasterCard
  • PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk
  • USAA
  • Vulcan
  • Wells Fargo
  • American Classic Homes
  • Applied Materials
  • Boeing
  • PACCAR
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
  • OnlineTimes Corp
  • Getty Images
  • City of Bellevue
  • Hagar International
  • National Park Service
  • PATH
  • REDF
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • WinWin
  • Zero Violencia
  • Planetary Power
  • Optimum Energy
  • Aduro, Inc
  • Co-Motion
  • Eli Lilly & Co
  • ITHS
  • J&J (Japan)
  • Kaiser Permanente Washington
  • LabConnect
  • M3 Biotech
  • Philips
  • Providence Health & Services
  • Sea Mar Community Health Centers
  • Seattle Genetics
  • Amazon
  • AnswerDash
  • Autodesk
  • CDK Global
  • Concur
  • Dell Inc.
  • EMC
  • Epsilon
  • F5 Networks
  • Facebook
  • FMYI Inc.
  • Google
  • HTC Vive
  • IBM Corporation
  • Intel
  • Intellectual Ventures
  • KRNL Labs
  • Microsoft
  • Nimbuzz
  • Ox Engineering
  • Quantil
  • Salesforce
  • Synopsys
  • T-Mobile
  • Vmware
  • Zillow
  • Zynga