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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

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%
90Entering class size
5.68Average years of work experience
2.25–12Range of years of work experience
693Average GMAT
640–740Mid 80th range
3.39Average undergraduate GPA
28Average age
24–35Range of ages
11%Veterans
73%Domestic
27%International
34%Women
66%Men

Undergraduate majors

  • Business: 19%
  • Computer science: 10%
  • Economics: 10%
  • Engineering: 17%
  • Math and science: 4%
  • Social sciences and humanities: 40%
125Entering class size
6.06Average years of work experience
0–15Range of years of work experience
696Average GMAT
650–730Mid 80th range
3.31Average undergraduate GPA
29Average age
24–39Range of ages
7%Veterans
73%Domestic
27%International
42%Women
58%Men

Undergraduate majors

  • Business: 19%
  • Engineering: 16%
  • Humanities: 16%
  • Social sciences: 14%
  • Economics: 14%
  • Math and science: 13%
  • Computer science: 8%

Class of 2018 graduate salary breakout (base salary)

Statistics across functions

Function Percentage Average Low High
Consulting 20% $125,709 $94,000 $152,500
Finance / Accounting 22% $114,818 $60,000 $130,000
General Management 7% $123,857 $100,000 $135,000
Marketing / Sales 41% $118,373 $72,000 $160,000
Operations / Logistics 9% $105,998 $54,989 $130,000

Statistics across industries

Industry Percentage Average Low High
Consulting 16% $129,386 $100,000 $152,500
Consumer Packaged Goods 3% $103,333 $100,000 $110,000
Financial Services 5% $112,000 $75,000 $135,000
Healthcare 4% $108,250 $97,000 $120,000
Manufacturing 3% $112,600 $100,800 $122,000
Real Estate 3% $110,666 $105,000 $115,000
Retail 5% $108,000 $72,000 $120,000
Technology 60% $119,308 $54,989 $160,000

Statistics across regions

Region Percentage Average Median Low High
Outside WA 19% $113,375 $120,000 $54,989 $160,000
WA state 81% $119,927 $120,000 $75,000 $152,500

2017 and 2018 Employers

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

  • 2A
  • Accenture
  • CBRE
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • ECG Management Consulting
  • Infosys Limited
  • Kosmos Management
  • KPMG Advisory
  • Lenati
  • MC2 Consulting
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Point B
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Strong-Bridge Consulting
  • West Monroe Partners
  • H Wines LLC
  • Hershey
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Nike
  • Nordstrom
  • Perpetual Motion NW
  • Precept Wine
  • Premier Nutrition
  • Starbucks
  • Columbia Pacific Advisors
  • Dana Investment Advisers
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Katerra
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Madrona Venture Labs
  • MII Properties
  • NatureVest
  • Progressive Leasing
  • Pulse Secure
  • Russell Investments
  • Voyager Capital
  • Vulcan Inc
  • Wells Fargo
  • Zillow Group
  • Bridge Partners
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • Juno Therapeutics
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Philips
  • Providence
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Fluke Corporation
  • General Motors
  • Honda R&D Americas
  • VICIS
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • United States Secret Service
  • WinWin
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Amazon.com
  • Apple Computer
  • Apptio
  • AT&T
  • Autodesk
  • Clusterone, Inc.
  • Dell
  • DocuSign
  • Domicile
  • Dropbox
  • Expedia Group
  • F5 Networks
  • Facebook
  • Fortive Corporation
  • Google
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Icertis
  • Industrial Exchange
  • Intel
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft Corp
  • New Alchemy
  • New Engen
  • Salesforce
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Smartsheet
  • Snap, Inc
  • Tableau
  • T-Mobile
  • Varsity Tutors
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Alliance of Angels
  • MasTec
  • PacWesty