Employment Report

Throughout their careers, Yale MBAs take on a range of challenges across regions and sectors.

Graduating students find positions in a variety of industries. The range of companies that hire Yale SOM students is remarkable, reflecting the initiative and creativity that our students bring to shaping their own careers. Alumni of the school excel in roles that span industries, sectors, and regions.

Class of 2017 Full-Time Employment by Industry1,2,3

Class of 2017 Full-Time Employment by Industry1,2,3

Class of 2017 Full-Time Employment by Function1,2,3,4

Class of 2017 Full-Time Employment by Function

Geography

Percent of U.S. Hires

81.0%

of full-time hires3 in the Class of 2017 were within the United States

median base salary for U.S. hires1

$125,000


median base salary by region1

  • Northeast $125,000
  • West $123,000
  • Mid-Atlantic $110,000
  • Southwest $140,000
  • Midwest $115,000
  • South $149,500

Hires by International Regions

19.0%

of full-time hires3 in the Class of 2017 were international

median base salary for international hires1

$104,000


median base salary by region1

  • Asia $110,000
  • Europe $107,037
  • Canada $130,940
  • South America *
  • Central America *
  • Middle East *
  • Australia *
  • Africa *

* Indicates insufficient data or data not published to maintain student privacy

Our Students: Class of 2017

Demographic Data

Demographics


Note: at matriculation in fall 2015

Average Age 27.5
Gender
— Female 40%
— Male 60%
U.S. Minority 22%
Underrepresented Minority 10%
Country of Origin
— International Passport Holders 48%
Average GMAT 721
Average GPA 3.60

Full-Time Employment Status

Received Job Offer By
Three Months Post-Graduation

93.4%

256 of 274 students seeking employment

Accepted Job Offer By
Three Months Post-Graduation

90.5%

248 of 274 students seeking employment

Class Size 322
Students Seeking Employment 274 85.1%
Students Not Seeking Employment 45 14.0%
Starting Own Business 19 5.9%
Company Sponsored 15 4.7%
Continuing Education 7 2.2%
Postponing Search/Other 4 1.2%
No Response to Survey 3 0.9%

Overall Salary Data

Base Salary

Base Salary1
25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile
$100,000 $124,900 $140,000

Other Guaranteed Compensation

Other Guaranteed Compensation2
25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile
$24,900 $33,000 $50,000

Class of 2017 Notes

1 Compensation information is self reported. Of students reporting accepted offers, 95.2% included salary information.

2 Other Guaranteed Compensation includes signing bonus, guaranteed year-end bonus, relocation bonus, summer internship bonus, early sign-on bonus, tuition reimbursement, and housing expenses. Of those reporting salary information, 70.8% reported receiving other guaranteed compensation. In order to be noted in tables for “Other Guaranteed Compensation,” function and industry must have at least 50% reporting other guaranteed compensation.

3 One hundred percent of students reporting accepted offers included job industry, function, and region.

4 “Other” function consists of Law (2.4%), Sustainability (0.8%), Architecture Design and Ubran Planning (0.4%), Healthcare (0.4%), Real Estate (0.4%), and other (0.4%).

Note: One student accepted an offer and then withdrew that acceptance. One student had an accepted offer rescinded by the offering firm. These offers are not included in the data.

* Asterisk indicates insufficient data or data not published to maintain student privacy.

Class of 2018 Internship Employment by Industry2,3

Class of 2018 Internship Employment by Industry2,3

Class of 2018 Internship Employment by Function2,3,4

Class of 2018 Internship Job Function

Geography

Internships by U.S. Regions

82.3%

of total internship hires in the Class of 20182 were within the United States

median weekly salary for U.S. internships1

$2,000


median weekly salary by region1

  • Northeast $1,995
  • West $1,863
  • Mid-Atlantic $1,850
  • Midwest $2,000
  • South $1,750
  • Southwest $2,770

Internships by International Regions

17.7%

of total internship hires in the Class of 20182 were international

median weekly salary for international internships1

$1,125


median weekly salary by region1

  • Asia $1,170
  • Europe $1,984
  • Central America *
  • Middle East *
  • Africa *
  • South America *
  • Canada *

* Indicates insufficient data or data not published to maintain student privacy

Our Students: Class of 2018

styles

Demographic Data


Note: at matriculation in fall 2016

Average Age 28
Gender
— Female 43%
— Male 57%
U.S. Minority 28%
Underrepresented Minority 13%
Country of Origin
— International Passport Holders 46%
Average GMAT 725
Average GPA 3.63

Internship Employment Status

Accepted Job Offers1

100.0%

317 of 317 students seeking employment

Class Size 334
Students Seeking Employment 317 94.9%
Students Not Seeking Employment 17 5.1%
Continuing Education 9 2.7%
Starting Own Business 6 1.8%
Company Sponsored 2 0.6%

Internship Salary Data

Weekly Salary

Weekly Salary2
25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile
$1,181 $1,904 $2,500

Class of 2018 Notes

1 Of students accepting internships, 10 (3.2%) reported having multiple internships.

2 Compensation information is self reported. Of accepted offers, 95.7% included salary information. Of those, 7.0% reported receiving no salary. Salary data represents students who reported salary information and were paid a salary. Of reported paid and unpaid salaries, 13.1% were expected to be supplemented by the Yale SOM Internship Fund, a donor-supported fund that provides financial support to students who pursue summer internships in the public or nonprofit sector. This funding is not included in the salary data.

3 One hundred percent of accepted offers included job function, job industry, and region. 

4 “Other” function consists of Law (1.2%), Healthcare (1.2%), Research and Development (0.9%), Sustainability (0.6%), Education (0.6%), Editing and Design (0.3%), and Organizational Behavior (0.3%).

* Asterisk indicates insufficient data or data not published to maintain student privacy.