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Stanford’s class of 2013 employment report has been published. The most important features of this year's employment is the big increase in bonus level with median signing bonuses and guaranteed bonuses up$5000 each, to $25,000 and $30,000 respectively.

Here are few observations of the report. (*Reference :- Poetsandquants)

  • 18% of class of 2013 grads became entrepreneurs, compared to 13% in 2012.
  • 77% of students had job offers by graduation, down only slightly since last year’s 78%.
  • 94% had job offers three months after graduating, up slightly from 93% in 2012.
  • Graduates with jobs in private equity earned the highest average base salary at $157,696. This is followed by those with jobs in hedge funds ($151,111), then venture capital ($147,500), and then those with jobs in management consulting ($132,855).
  • The lowest salaries went to MBAs with non-profit jobs ($85,050), followed by those in real estate ($108,750), and those who took retail positions ($110,294).
  • The highest hitters this year include an analyst position in private equity ($225,000), a strategist in the media/entertainment industry ($225,000), and a hedge fund portfolio manager ($200,000).
  • The highest signing bonus (of $100,000) went to an MBA entering a private equity firm.
  • The lowest base salary (of $40,000) went to a graduate who took a job in consumer products/services.
  • 32% of the 2013 class went into technology with an average base salary of $117,408. Last year, only 24% of graduates took jobs in this industry.
  • 26% of grads took jobs in finance, a drop from last year’s 32%.
  • 19% of 2013 graduates landed consulting jobs, down from 20% in 2012.


High & Low Salaries For Stanford’s Class of 2013
IndustryMedian SalaryHigh SalaryLow Salary
Private Equity/LBO$150,000$225,000$120,000
Hedge Funds$150,000$200,000$100,000
Venture Capital$150,000$185,000$90,000
Consulting$135,000$150,000$90,000
Energy/CleanTech$130,000$160,000$110,000
E-Commerce$130,000$132,000$100,000
Software$125,000$140,000$70,000
Consumer Electronics$125,000$147,000$120,000
Investment Mgt.$122,500$135,000$100,000
Tech Finance$122,500$127,000$115,000
Healthcare$120,000$150,000$75,000
Internet Services$120,000$130,000$115,000
Tech Marketing$117,500$152,500$110,000
Tech Retail$115,000$130,000$70,000
Investment Banking$110,500$130,000$100,000
Manufacturing$110,000$145,000$90,000
Media/Entertainment$105,000$110,000$54,000
Real Estate$105,000$125,000$100,000
Consumer Products$100,000$125,000$40,000
Non-Profit$85,000$98,000$75,000
Source :- Stanford’s class of 2013 employment report

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