Sign-on Bonuses

Industry - Full Time

Sign-on Bonus Acceptances - by Industry, Full-time Class of 2017

Industry* Low($) High($) Average($) Median($)
Consulting 2,000 55,000 27,072 25,000
Consumer Packaged Goods 5,000 45,000 25,780 25,000
Apparel / Textiles 20,000 30,000 21,667 20,000
Food and Beverage 5,000 45,000 26,250 25,000
Household / Personal 10,000 35,000 28,917 31,500
Financial Services 5,000 62,500 34,941 40,000
Diversified Financial Services 15,000 40,000 27,500 25,000
Investment Banking / Brokerage 10,000 62,500 44,792 50,000
Private Equity 5,000 50,000 18,280 14,520
Healthcare 5,000 60,000 23,655 20,000
General 20,000 36,282 25,656 22,000
Providers & Services 5,000 30,000 18,000 20,000
Manufacturing 10,000 96,000 27,286 25,000
Other 20,000 25,000 22,667 23,000
Retail 5,000 40,000 21,667 20,000
Technology 5,000 60,000 26,558 25,250
General 15,000 30,000 23,000 25,000
Internet Services / E-Commerce 5,000 60,000 27,623 25,500
Software 10,000 60,000 26,739 25,000
Telecommunications Services 12,000 27,000 19,833 20,000
*This table includes only those functions where at least 50% of accepted offers reported a sign on bonus. For the Class of 2016, 61.4% of accepted offers reported receiving a sign-on bonus.

Function - Full Time

Sign-on Bonus Acceptances - by Function, Full-time Class of 2017

Function* Low($) High($) Average($) Median($)
Consulting 2,000 55,000 27,194 25,000
Finance/Accounting 10,000 62,500 34,017
Corporate Finance 15,000 40,000 27,844 25,000
General 10,000 35,000 22,625 22,750
Investment Banking 15,000 62,500 43,553 50,000
Finance - Mergers & Acquisitions 10,000 62,500 32,083 25,000
General Management 5,000 96,000 24,476 20,000
General 5,000 96,000 25,133 20,000
Rotational / Development Program 20,000 40,000 25,426
Information Technology 5,000 48,500 28,933 25,500
Ecommerce / Internet / Web Site Mgmt 25,500 42,000 33,750 33,750
Marketing/Sales 5,000 60,000 25,659 25,000
Brand / Product Management 5,000 50,000 26,214 25,000
General 15,000 25,000 22,444 25,000
Operations/Logistics 5,000 50,000 24,375 25,000
Operations / Production 5,000 50,000 25,000 22,500
Strategic Planning 10,000 40,000 21,579 25,000
*This table includes only those functions where at least 50% of accepted offers reported a sign on bonus. For the Class of 2016, 61.4% of accepted offers reported receiving a sign-on bonus.

Please note that the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Employment Reports only include data from the 1Y, MMM and 2Y programs. This differs from previous years’ employment reports, which included data from the 1Y, MMM, 2Y, JDMBA, MDMBA, E&W OCR and Sponsored populations. As a result, benchmarking these more recent reports against previous reports is not advised.

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