Sign-on Bonuses

Industry - Full Time

Sign-on Bonus Acceptances - by Industry, Full-time Class of 2019

Industry* Low($) High($) Average($) Median($)
Consulting 1,500 70,000 29,193 30,000
Consumer Packaged Goods 5,000 50,000 27,571 25,000
Apparel/Textiles 20,000 25,000 23,750 25,000
Food and Beverage 5,000 40,000 27,059 30,000
Household/Personal 15,000 50,000 31,500 35,000
Financial Services 10,000 157,500 44,092 40,000
Diversified Financial Services 15,000 50,000 34,375 36,250
Investment Banking/Brokerage 15,000 157,500 57,975 57,500
Investment Management 25,000 53,500 37,083 37,000
Health Care Products and Services 2,000 40,000 22,393 25,000
Medical Devices 20,000 30,000 25,500 20,000
Providers & Services 2,000 35,000 17,462 15,000
Manufacturing 20,000 96,000 32,000 23,500
Other Manufacturing 20,000 30,000 23,000 20,000
Retail 5,000 50,000 27,000 30,000
Technology 2,500 150,000 32,608 28,000
Equipment/Hardware/Networking 10,000 60,000 39,813 40,000
General Technology 10,000 50,000 30,536 30,000
Internet Services/E-Commerce 5,000 150,000 41,902 29,000
Software 5,000 55,000 24,052 20,000
*This table includes only those industries where at least 50% of accepted offers reported a sign-on bonus. For the Class of 2019, 82% of accepted offers reported receiving a sign-on bonus.

Function - Full Time

Sign-on Bonus Acceptances - by Function, Full-time Class of 2019

Function* Low($) High($) Average($) Median($)
Business Development 5,000 150,000 42,738 15,950
Consulting 1,500 70,000 28,977 30,000
Corporate Strategy/Strategic Planning 5,000 50,000 25,263 25,000
Finance/Accounting 6,470 157,500 42,844 40,000
Corporate Development 15,000 40,000 27,500 27,500
Corporate Finance 6,470 75,000 34,118 27,500
Investment Banking 15,000 157,500 57,975 57,500
Mergers & Acquisitions within Company 15,000 50,000 29,000 25,000
General Management 5,000 96,000 29,553 25,000
General Management 10,000 50,000 27,005 25,000
Rotational/Development Program 5,000 96,000 27,571 25,000
Marketing/Sales 2,000 60,000 26,839 25,000
Brand/Product Management 5,000 60,000 29,861 30,000
General Marketing 5,000 50,000 26,250 27,500
Operations/Logistics 25,000 80,000 43,571 40,000
Operations/Production 25,000 80,000 44,167 37,500
Technology 2,500 110,000 29,092 25,000
Business Analysis and Design 10,000 50,000 25,000 20,000
General Technology 5,000 60,000 28,167 25,000
Product Management 2,500 110,000 28,630 25,000
*This table includes only those functions where at least 50% of accepted offers reported a sign-on bonus. For the Class of 2019, 82% of accepted offers reported receiving a sign-on bonus.

Please note that the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 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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