Sign-on Bonuses

Industry - Full Time

Sign-on Bonus Acceptances - by Industry, Full-time Class of 2018

Industry* Low($) High($) Average($) Median($)
Consulting 7,500 70,000 28,130 25,000
Consumer Packaged Goods 5,000 42,000 27,318 27,500
Food and Beverage 14,000 42,000 29,667 30,000
Household / Personal 5,000 35,000 27,500 32,500
Financial Services 8,000 82,500 39,388 40,000
Investment Banking / Brokerage 17,500 82,500 50,568 50,000
Investment Management 20,000 50,000 32,000 25,000
Health Care Products and Services 3,000 60,000 24,157 20,000
General 3,000 48,474 26,869 28,000
Medical Devices 10,000 60,000 22,857 20,000
Manufacturing 15,000 70,000 29,647 25,000
Other 15,000 70,000 36,250 40,000
Retail 5,000 40,000 20,714 20,000
Technology 4,500 100,000 32,013 25,000
Equipment / Hardware / Networking 5,000 65,000 32,500 25,000
General 4,500 50,000 23,947 25,000
Internet Services / E-Commerce 5,000 55,000 34,520 45,000
Software 15,000 100,000 39,500 32,500
*This table includes only those industries where at least 50% of accepted offers reported a sign-on bonus. For the Class of 2018, 60% of accepted offers reported receiving a sign-on bonus.

Function - Full Time

Sign-on Bonus Acceptances - by Function, Full-time Class of 2018

Function* Low($) High($) Average($) Median($)
Consulting 3,000 70,000 27,505 25,000
Finance/Accounting 10,000 82,500 42,929 50,000
Investment Banking 17,500 82,500 50,595 50,000
Investment Management 20,000 50,000 37,500 40,000
General Management 4,500 60,000 28,646 25,000
General Management 7,500 60,000 27,967 25,000
Project Management 7,000 60,000 28,000 22,500
Rotational / Development Program 10,000 50,000 33,030 27,500
Information Technology 5,000 60,000 29,065 25,000
Business Analysis and Design 5,000 30,000 15,500 12,500
E-commerce / Internet / Web Site Management 15,000 50,000 34,000 37,500
Marketing/Sales 5,000 60,000 28,959 25,000
Brand / Product Management 5,000 60,000 26,888 25,000
General 5,000 60,000 29,300 25,500
Product Development 10,000 50,000 31,000 25,000
Other # # # #
Business Development 10,000 50,000 25,000 20,000
Data Analytics 5,000 40,000 18,750 15,000
Strategic Planning 5,000 100,000 35,000 27,500
*This table includes only those functions where at least 50% of accepted offers reported a sign-on bonus. For the Class of 2018, 60% of accepted offers reported receiving a sign-on bonus.
#Reporting numbers do not meet requirement to provide bonus data.

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