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MBA Salary Expectations - Women vs. Men

Our survey - MBA Salary

New MBA Grads: What starting salary range have you negotiated or do you expect?

Overall:

  • 45% of women MBAs expected/negotiated 75k or less.
  • 52% of women MBAs expected/negotiated 75-100k.
  • While only 3% of women MBAs expected/negotiated 100-125k.

In contrast:

  • 16% of male MBAs expected/negotiated starting salaries under 75k.
  • 35% of male MBAs expected/negotiated starting salaries 75k-100k.
  • 19% of male MBAs expected/negotiated starting salaries 100k-125k.
  • 22% of male MBAs expected/negotiated starting salaries 125k-150k.
  • And 8% of men report they expect or have negotiated starting salaries over 150k.

Summary:

New MBA Grads who are women had lower starting salaries than men.

The salary expectation of 97% of new MBA women graduates was $100,000 or less.

While the salary expectations of newly minted male MBAs were higher. The poll showed only 3% of women expected 100-125k while 49% of men expected 100k and above.

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