Average Salary for an MBA Graduate in USA

By Neha Kumari Updated On - Oct 01, 2021 04:28 PM

Find out the average salary for an MBA graduate in the US and top companies hiring MBA graduates in the US. You can also check the average MBA salary package that candidates earn after graduating from top B-Schools in the USA.

MBA in the USA is a popular degree program and most students from around the world apply to B-Schools in the USA with an expectation of getting a high paying job after graduation. Lucrative pay scale and career growth are the main reasons why many students choose to study MBA in the US. Statistics of the previous few years show that the Return on Investment (ROI) of an MBA program is quite satisfactory.  

While the remuneration of an MBA graduate is quite high, the average MBA salary depends on several factors like specialisation, industries, location, B-School from where the student has graduated as well as a candidate's skills, knowledge and potential.   

Of the 132 ranked full-time MBA programs that reported their salary data to the U.S. News, the overall average base salary plus bonus paid to graduates in 2020 was $101,034. Given below are the lists of the average salaries of an MBA graduate in the US, based on industry and school.

Average MBA Salary By Industry/Sector 

Check out the average MBA salary in the US, as estimated by PayScale in the year 2020:

Industry/ Sector 

Average Salary









Digital Marketing 






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Also Read: Top Universities in the USA to Study MBA 

Average MBA Salary By School

The average school-wise MBA salary mentioned in the table below is based on data released by the U.S. News in 2020:


Average Salary

Stanford University




Dartmouth College


Northwestern University


University of Chicago


Cornell University


Harvard University


Columbia University


University of Virginia


Duke University


Popular Companies in USA Hiring MBA Graduates 

Several companies hire MBA graduates with relevant specialisation. Some of the top companies offering a high pay scale to a candidate with an MBA degree are as follows:


JP Morgan



Bain & Company

Morgan Stanley

Boston Consulting Group

Ernst & Young






Johnson & Johnson

Also Read: Top MBA Specialisations in USA for Indian Students

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