What is a business school graduate worth?
The best business school graduates are among the highest paid in the country, with a median salary of $225,000 a year, according to a new study.
The survey by the National Association of College and University Business Schools found that graduates of those schools were earning a median annual income of $28,000 in 2016, up 8.6 percent from $24,000 the previous year.
The highest-paid students also earned the most.
The study, which examined the top 1,000 MBA graduates in the United States and Canada, found that the median compensation was $28.3 million.
Of that median salary, 72.5 percent was from the top 10 percent of earners, the study found.
The top 10% of earners earned an average of $72.1 million in 2016.
The report also found that while the average income for those earning the median was $32,000, the average salary for the top 20% was $85,000.
More: The top 20 percent earned a median income of nearly $100 million in 2019.
That makes them the top 2 percent of income earners.
The average annual income for the 20% who earned more than $100.5 million in the year was $68,000 and the top 25% earned an annual income that topped $140 million.
The median annual salary for a business student who earned $100,000 or more was $75,000 last year.
Business school graduates in 2019 earned a mean annual salary of about $52,000 — about the same as a year ago, according the study.
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The average income of the top 5% of income-wage earners was $62,000; the top 30% earned $88,000 for a median earnings of $118,000 over the past year.
Top 25% income income earners: The median income for these earners was nearly $130,000 per year.
For the top 15% of the income earners, median income was $120,000: The most money a business college graduate can make in a year is $130.5, according a CNBC study.
Business schools also provide excellent benefits, with the median salary at one business school averaging $92,000 according to the survey.
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