Sign-on Bonuses

Industry — Full-Time

Sign-on Bonus Acceptances — by Industry, Full-Time Class of 20201

Industry† MEDIAN ($)1
Consulting 30,000
Consumer Packaged Goods 30,000
Apparel/Textiles
Food and Beverage 30,000
Household/Personal
Luxury Goods
Energy
Financial Services 50,000
Commercial Banking
Diversified Financial Services 50,000
General Financial Services
Hedge Funds
Investment Banking/Brokerage 55,000
Investment Management
Other Financial Services
Private Equity
Venture Capital
Government
Healthcare 22,500
Biotechnology
General Healthcare
Medical Devices
Other Healthcare
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
Providers & Services 20,000
Manufacturing 25,000
Media/Entertainment
Nonprofit
Other2
Real Estate
Retail 25,000
Technology 40,000
Equipment/Hardware/Networking 47,500
FinTech
General Technology 25,000
HealthTech
Internet Services/E-Commerce 70,000
Multimedia Products & Services
Software 30,000
Telecommunications Services 25,000
Transportation & Logistics Services
†94% of job-accepting Full-Time graduates reported usable salary information.
1This table includes signing bonuses in industries where at least 50% of accepted offers reported a signing bonus. For the Full-Time Class of 2020, 83% of accepted offers reported receiving a signing bonus.
2Other includes Advertising-Communications/Public Relations, Agribusiness, For-profit Education, International Trade-Import/Export.

Function — Full-Time

Sign-on Bonus Acceptances — by Function, Full-Time Class of 20201

Function† MEDIAN ($)1
Business Development
Consulting 30,000
Corporate Strategy/Strategic Planning 25,000
Finance/Accounting 50,000
Corporate Development
Corporate Finance 50,000
Fundraising/Development
Investment Banking 55,000
Investment Management
Other Finance/Accounting
Private Equity
Real Estate
Venture Capital
General Management 30,000
Human Resources
Marketing/Sales 30,000
Advertising
Brand Management 30,000
Buyer/Merchandising
General Marketing 25,000
Other Marketing
Product Development
Product Marketing Management 17,750
Sales
Operations/Logistics 42,250
Other 20,000
Administration
Corporate Social Responsibility
Data Analytics/Data Science
Healthcare/Medical Professional
Other 70,000
Technology 42,500
Business Analysis and Design
General Information Technology 37,500
Integration/Implementation
Product Management 45,000
Systems Management
†94% of job-accepting Full-Time graduates reported usable salary information.
1This table includes signing bonuses in functions where at least 50% of accepted offers reported a signing bonus. For the Full-Time Class of 2020, 83% of accepted offers reported receiving a signing bonus.
Please note that the 2015-2020 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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