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Employment Report for the MBA Class of 2008

Industry

Percentage of Class

Median Base Salary

Median Signing Bonus

Consulting

27

$125,000

$20,000

Private Equity/LBO

14

$150,000

$32,500

Hedge Funds

8

$150,000

$25,000

Internet Services/E-Commerce

6

$115,000

$22,500

Investment Banking/Brokerage

5

$ 95,500

$40,000

Nonprofit

5

$ 80,000

n/a

Venture Capital

5

$155,000

n/a

Investment Management

4

$127,500

$19,125

Real Estate

4

$112,500

$15,000

Consumer Products

3

$100,000

$20,000

Pharma/Biotech/Healthcare

3

$103,750

$20,000

Consumer Electronics/Hardware

3

$115,500

$10,000

Media/Entertainment

3

$ 96,000

$20,000

Tech-Software

3

$110,000

$15,000

Other Services

3

$ 75,000

n/a

Financial Services-Diversified

2

$115,000

$40,000

Petroleum/Energy

2

$110,000

$28,500

Manufacturing

1

$115,000

n/a

Total does not equal 100% due to rounding.

Top Functions: Consultant 29%; Private Equity 16%; Investment/Portfolio Manager 8%; Product/Brand Manager 8%

Base Salary: median $120,000 (range $30,000-$250,000)

Signing Bonus: median $20,000 (range $2,500-$200,000)

Other Guaranteed Compensation: median $40,000 (range $2,000-$250,000)

Source: Career Management Center