For many students, increased earning power embodies the real value in pursuing an MBA. Which programs are best at helping grads achieve this goal over the course of a career? The numbers will surprise you.

The following slides list the median cash compensation—base salary and bonus—for each school's MBA graduates with less than two years' experience, 10 years' experience, and 20 years' experience, as well as an estimate of their total earnings over a career spanning two decades.

The upshot? According to data compiled for Bloomberg Businessweek by PayScale, a Wharton MBA has 93 percent of the value of a Harvard MBA. University of Chicago, 81 percent. University at Buffalo? Just 49 percent.

On average, graduates from top MBA programs—Bloomberg Businessweek's Top 57 U.S. full-time programs—earned about $2.4 million each over a 20-year career, or $122,146 annually. You get what you pay for. Graduates of the 10 programs with the highest earnings brought home an average of just over $3 million apiece, or $153,568 a year, compared with just under $2.3 million, or $114,752 a year, for the remaining 47 schools. That's a pay premium of more than 25 percent.

Methodology Note: The salary data in this slide show were supplied by PayScale, which collects them from individuals through online pay-comparison tools. For each school, PayScale tallied the median cash compensation—including base pay and bonuses, while excluding stock and options—for MBA graduates at five points in their careers, three of which are shown here. Years of experience includes pre-MBA experience, and individual categories include MBAs with more or less experience. Most individuals with less than two years' experience are career-switchers. The data are based on a sample of 24,000 MBA graduates from the 57 top schools; most median figures shown represent approximately 100 to 300 actual salaries per school. Using the median salaries and average annual growth rates for each school, Bloomberg Businessweek calculated a very rough estimate of earnings over the entire 20-year period. Notable alumni include graduates with MBAs and other advanced management degrees, unless otherwise noted.
For many students, increased earning power embodies the real value in pursuing an MBA. Which programs are best at helping grads achieve this goal over the course of a career? The numbers will surprise you.

The following slides list the median cash compensation—base salary and bonus—for each school's MBA graduates with less than two years' experience, 10 years' experience, and 20 years' experience, as well as an estimate of their total earnings over a career spanning two decades.

The upshot? According to data compiled for Bloomberg Businessweek by PayScale, a Wharton MBA has 93 percent of the value of a Harvard MBA. University of Chicago, 81 percent. University at Buffalo? Just 49 percent.

On average, graduates from top MBA programs—Bloomberg Businessweek's Top 57 U.S. full-time programs—earned about $2.4 million each over a 20-year career, or $122,146 annually. You get what you pay for. Graduates of the 10 programs with the highest earnings brought home an average of just over $3 million apiece, or $153,568 a year, compared with just under $2.3 million, or $114,752 a year, for the remaining 47 schools. That's a pay premium of more than 25 percent.

Methodology Note: The salary data in this slide show were supplied by PayScale, which collects them from individuals through online pay-comparison tools. For each school, PayScale tallied the median cash compensation—including base pay and bonuses, while excluding stock and options—for MBA graduates at five points in their careers, three of which are shown here. Years of experience includes pre-MBA experience, and individual categories include MBAs with more or less experience. Most individuals with less than two years' experience are career-switchers. The data are based on a sample of 24,000 MBA graduates from the 57 top schools; most median figures shown represent approximately 100 to 300 actual salaries per school. Using the median salaries and average annual growth rates for each school, Bloomberg Businessweek calculated a very rough estimate of earnings over the entire 20-year period. Notable alumni include graduates with MBAs and other advanced management degrees, unless otherwise noted.

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Harvard, Wharton, Stanford Produce World's Richest Grads
Harvard, Wharton, Stanford Produce World's Richest Grads
For many students, increased earning power embodies the real value in pursuing an MBA. Which programs are best at helping grads achieve this goal over the course of a career? The numbers will surprise you.

The following slides list the median cash compensation—base salary and bonus—for each school's MBA graduates with less than two years' experience, 10 years' experience, and 20 years' experience, as well as an estimate of their total earnings over a career spanning two decades.

The upshot? According to data compiled for Bloomberg Businessweek by PayScale, a Wharton MBA has 93 percent of the value of a Harvard MBA. University of Chicago, 81 percent. University at Buffalo? Just 49 percent.

On average, graduates from top MBA programs—Bloomberg Businessweek's Top 57 U.S. full-time programs—earned about $2.4 million each over a 20-year career, or $122,146 annually. You get what you pay for. Graduates of the 10 programs with the highest earnings brought home an average of just over $3 million apiece, or $153,568 a year, compared with just under $2.3 million, or $114,752 a year, for the remaining 47 schools. That's a pay premium of more than 25 percent.

Methodology Note: The salary data in this slide show were supplied by PayScale, which collects them from individuals through online pay-comparison tools. For each school, PayScale tallied the median cash compensation—including base pay and bonuses, while excluding stock and options—for MBA graduates at five points in their careers, three of which are shown here. Years of experience includes pre-MBA experience, and individual categories include MBAs with more or less experience. Most individuals with less than two years' experience are career-switchers. The data are based on a sample of 24,000 MBA graduates from the 57 top schools; most median figures shown represent approximately 100 to 300 actual salaries per school. Using the median salaries and average annual growth rates for each school, Bloomberg Businessweek calculated a very rough estimate of earnings over the entire 20-year period. Notable alumni include graduates with MBAs and other advanced management degrees, unless otherwise noted.
University at Buffalo
University at Buffalo
Median cash compensation for Buffalo graduates

Less than two years' experience: $49,300

10 years' experience: $90,100

20 years' experience: $108,000

Career total: $1,768,477

Notable alumni:

John Alm, former president, CEO, Coca-Cola

Mark Zmijewski, deputy dean, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

John Hewitt, chairman, president, CEO, founder, Liberty Tax Service*

Millard Drexler, chairman, CEO, J Crew Group*

*Undergraduate alumnus

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Texas A&M University (Mays)
Texas A&M University (Mays)
Median cash compensation for Mays graduates

Less than two years' experience: $55,900

10 years' experience: $90,700

20 years' experience: $107,000

Career total: $1,828,890

Notable alumni:

Craig Brown, president, founder, CEO, Bray International

James Stark, first vice-president, CB Richard Ellis

Robert Jordan, executive vice-president-strategy and planning, Southwest Airlines

Joe Canterbury, vice-president-business development, Starbucks Coffee

Vishal Puri, vice-president, Capital One

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University of Pittsburgh (Katz)
University of Pittsburgh (Katz)
Median cash compensation for Katz graduates

Less than two years' experience: $52,000

10 years' experience: $91,100

20 years' experience: $133,000

Career total: $1,851,868

Notable alumni:

Susan Arnold, former vice-chairman, Procter & Gamble

Joe Muscari, chairman and CEO, Minerals Technologies

Frank Ning, chairman, Cofco

Robert Pasterick, president, Boeing Shared Services Group

Paul Saville, president and CEO, NVR

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Howard University
Howard University
Median cash compensation for Howard graduates

Less than two years experience: $65,800

10 years experience: $98,600

20 years experience: $115,000

Career total: $1,959,698

Notable alumni:

Marcia Griffin, president, founder, HomeFree USA

Cecil St. Jules, vice-president, Bank of New York Mellon

Rodney Thomas, chairman and CEO, Thomas & Herbert Consulting

Gerard Gibbons, president, U.S. Sales, United Parcel Service*

*Undergraduate alumnus

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University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Median cash compensation for Wisconsin graduates

Less than two years' experience: $71,200

10 years' experience: $89,800

20 years' experience: $113,000

Career total: $1,916,643

Notable alumni:

Curt Culver, chairman, CEO, MGIC Investment

Jeffrey Diermeier, former president, CEO, CFA Institute

David Lesar, chairman, president, CEO, Halliburton

Albert Nicholas, CEO, Nicholas

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Tulane University (Freeman)
Tulane University (Freeman)
Median cash compensation for Freeman graduates

Less than two years' experience: $66,700

10 years' experience: $104,000

20 years' experience: $125,000

Career total: $1,983,913

Notable alumni:

Regina Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General

Shannon Burchett, president and CEO, Risk Limited

Ricardo Salinas Pliego, chairman and president, Grupo Elektra

James Burke, president and CEO, TXU Energy

Keith Blackwell, chairman and CEO, Bristol Technology

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Pennsylvania State University (Smeal)
Pennsylvania State University (Smeal)
Median cash compensation for Smeal graduates

Less than two years' experience: $64,300

10 years' experience: $106,000

20 years' experience: $119,000

Career total: $2,018,648

Notable alumni:

Dan Mead, president and CEO, Verizon Wireless

Lisa Baird, chief marketing officer, U.S. Olympic Committee

Pierre Cohade, president-Asia Pacific region, Goodyear Tire & Rubber

William Pagonis, retired lieutenant general, U.S. Army; former executive vice-president of logistics, Sears, Roebuck

Jim Stengel, former global marketing officer, Procter & Gamble

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Case Western Reserve University (Weatherhead)
Case Western Reserve University (Weatherhead)
Median cash compensation for Weatherhead graduates

Less than two years' experience: $61,500

10 years' experience: $95,300

20 years' experience: $131,000

Career total: $2,022,179

Notable alumni:

John Breen, former chairman and director, Sherwin-Williams

Clayton Deutsch, CEO and president, Boston Private Financial Holdings

Chuck Fowler, president, Fairmount Minerals

John Neff, former senior vice-president and director, Wellington Management

Donald Washkewicz, president, chairman, and CEO, Parker Hannifin

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Northeastern University
Northeastern University
Median cash compensation for Northeastern graduates

Less than two years' experience: $60,900

10 years' experience: $102,000

20 years' experience: $127,000

Career total: $2,033,665

Notable alumni:

Nikesh Arora, senior vice-president and chief business officer, Google

Seymour Sternberg, former chairman, New York Life Insurance

George Chamillard, former chairman and CEO, Teradyne

Jeffrey Clarke, chairman, Orbitz Worldwide

Kenneth Hale, CFO, Glasshouse Technologies

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Arizona State University (Carey)
Arizona State University (Carey)
Median cash compensation for Carey graduates

Less than two years' experience: $68,800

10 years' experience: $98,400

20 years' experience: $139,000

Career total: $2,111,383

Notable alumni:

Christopher Cookson, president-technology, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cristina Morgan, managing director-investment banking, JPMorgan Chase

George Schreiber Jr., president and CEO, Semco Energy

MaryAnn Miller, chief human resources officer, Avnet

John Maeda, president, Rhode Island School of Design

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University of Georgia (Terry)
University of Georgia (Terry)
Median cash compensation for Terry graduates

Less than two years' experience: $53,400

10 years' experience: $101,000

20 years' experience: $138,000

Career total: $2,113,088

Notable alumni:

J. Wesley Rogers, president and CEO, Landmark Properties

Alice Lusk, CEO, Lusk Moore & Associates

O. Mason Hawkins, chairman and CEO, Southeastern Asset Management

William Carter Henning Jr., CEO, Tenet Healthcare

Edwin Waylan Hortman Jr., president and CEO, Ameris Bancorp

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College of William & Mary (Mason)
College of William & Mary (Mason)
Median cash compensation for Mason graduates

Less than two years' experience: $69,300

10 years' experience: $105,000

20 years' experience: $140,000

Career total: $2,114,006

Notable alumni:

Larry Pope, CEO, Smithfield Foods

Amy C. McPherson, president and managing director-European Lodging, Marriott International

Susan Perry O'Day, senior vice-president, chief information officer, Walt Disney

James McCabe, senior vice-president and CFO, Chick-Fil-A

C. Michael Petters, CEO, Huntington Ingalls

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Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University
Median cash compensation for Wake Forest graduates

Less than two years' experience: $76,800

10 years' experience: $98,400

20 years' experience: $133,000

Career total: $2,117,417

Notable alumni:

Charles Ergen, founder and chairman, Dish Network

Warren Stephens, chairman, president, CEO, Stephens

Eric Wiseman, chairman and president, CEO, VF

David Dupree, managing director and CEO, Halifax Group

Donald Flow, chairman and CEO, Flow Automotive

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University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Median cash compensation for Illinois graduates

Less than two years' experience: $71,800

10 years' experience: $101,000

20 years' experience: $129,000

Career total: $2,137,406

Notable alumni:

Alan Feldman, chairman, president, Midas

Thomas Siebel, founder, former chairman, president, and CEO, Siebel Systems

Wilma Smelcer, former chairman, Bank of America, Illinois

Janet Valentic, senior vice-president-sustainability, Scotts Miracle Gro

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Ohio State University (Fisher)
Ohio State University (Fisher)
Median cash compensation for Fisher graduates

Less than two years' experience: $68,700

10 years' experience: $102,000

20 years' experience: $144,000

Career total: $2,148,699

Notable alumni:

James Rohr, chairman and CEO, PNC Financial Services Group

James O'Brien, chairman and CEO, Ashland

W. Mark Schmitz, vice-president and CFO, Goodyear Peru

Clayton Daley Jr., former CFO, Procter & Gamble

Jeffrey Montie, former president, Kellogg International

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Indiana University (Kelley)
Indiana University (Kelley)
Median cash compensation for Kelley graduates

Less than two years' experience: $68,700

10 years' experience: $104,000

20 years' experience: $135,000

Career total: $2,156,038

Notable alumni:

John Chambers, chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems

R. David Hoover, chairman, Ball

J. Wayne Leonard, chairman and CEO, Entergy

Jeffrey Fettig, chairman and CEO, Whirlpool

Brad Alford, chairman and CEO, Nestlé USA

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George Washington University
George Washington University
Median cash compensation for George Washington graduates:

Less than two years' experience: $63,500

10 years' experience: $99,100

20 years' experience: $144,000

Career total: $2,157,572

Notable alumni:

Clayton Jones, chairman and CEO, Rockwell Collins

Kun-Hee Lee, chairman, Samsung Electronics

Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State

Edward Liddy, former chairman and CEO, AIG

George Wellde Jr., former vice-chairman, Goldman Sachs

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Washington University, St. Louis (Olin)
Washington University, St. Louis (Olin)
Median cash compensation for Olin graduates

Less than two years experience: $79,800

10 years experience: $104,000

20 years experience: $129,000

Career total: $2,167,696

Notable alumni:

James Hance Jr., chairman, Sprint Nextel; former CFO, Bank of America

David Peacock, president, Anheuser-Busch

William Shaw, former president and chief operating officer, Marriott International

Steven Leer, chairman and CEO, Arch Coal

Steve Fossett, options trader and adventurer

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University of Minnesota (Carlson)
University of Minnesota (Carlson)
Median cash compensation for Carlson graduates

Less than two years' experience: $78,000

10 years' experience: $103,000

20 years' experience: $129,000

Career total: $2,168,883

Notable alumni:

John Stumpf, chairman, president, and CEO, Wells Fargo

David Hubers, former chairman, president, and CEO, American Express Financial Advisors

Michael Mee, former executive vice-president and CFO, Bristol-Myers Squibb

William Van Dyke, former chairman, president, and CEO, Donaldson

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Michigan State University (Broad)
Michigan State University (Broad)
Median cash compensation for Broad graduates

Less than two years experience: $81,600

10 years experience: $103,000

20 years experience: $144,000

Career total: $2,175,892

Notable alumni:

James Cornelius, chairman and former CEO, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Robert Chapek, president of distribution, Walt Disney

Ted Neely, managing director, Goldman Sachs

Francisco Itzaina, CEO, Rolls Royce South America

David Cosper, vice-chairman and CFO, Sonic Automotive

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University of Rochester (Simon)
University of Rochester (Simon)
Median cash compensation for Simon graduates

Less than two years' experience: $70,400

10 years' experience: $109,000

20 years' experience: $133,000

Career total: $2,189,773

Notable alumni:

Robert Keegan, chairman and former president and CEO, Goodyear Tire & Rubber

Martin Ellis, president and CEO, Agilysys

Mark Ain, co-founder and former chairman and CEO, Kronos

Jay Benet, vice-chairman and chief financial officer, Travelers

Jack Davies, founder and former president, AOL International

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University of Washington (Foster)
University of Washington (Foster)
Median cash compensation for Foster graduates

Less than two years' experience: $81,700

10 years' experience: $109,000

20 years' experience: $134,000

Career total: $2,241,824

Notable alumni:

Peter Klein, CFO, Microsoft

Michelle Gass, president, Seattle's Best Coffee

Bill Ayer, chairman and CEO, Alaska Airlines

Richard Jalichandra, president and CEO, Technorati Media

Daniel Fulton, president and CEO, Weyerhaeuser

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Rutgers University
Rutgers University
Median cash compensation for Rutgers graduates

Less than two years' experience: $65,300

10 years' experience: $110,000

20 years' experience: $145,000

Career total: $2,249,443

Notable alumni:

Robert Campbell, former vice-chairman, Johnson & Johnson

Mei-Wei Cheng, president and CEO, Siemens

John Ruffle, former vice-chairman, JP Morgan

Thomas Renyi, former chairman and CEO, Bank of New York

Irwin Lerner, chairman emeritus, Medarex
University of Maryland (Smith)
University of Maryland (Smith)
Median cash compensation for Smith graduates

Less than two years' experience: $70,000

10 years' experience: $108,000

20 years' experience: $141,000

Career total: $2,252,630

Notable alumni:

Scott Wine, CEO, Polaris Industries

Carleton Fiorina, former chairman and CEO, Hewlett-Packard

Paul Norris, former chairman, president, and CEO, W.R. Grace

Dennis Corrigan, vice-president for revenue management, JetBlue

Jerry Sheridan, chief operating officer, AmeriGas Propane

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Boston College (Carroll)
Boston College (Carroll)
Median cash compensation for Carroll graduates

Less than two years' experience: $70,000

10 years' experience: $103,000

20 years' experience: $143,000

Career total: $2,253,056

Notable alumni:

Amit Chandra, country head and managing director, Bain Capital (India)

Rob Manning, chairman and CEO, MFS Investment Management

Stan Shelton, managing partner, Windham Capital Management

Richard Melia, president and CEO, Covidien

Fay Donahue, president and CEO, Dental Services of Massachusetts

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Brigham Young University (Marriott)
Brigham Young University (Marriott)
Median cash compensation for Marriott graduates

Less than two years' experience: $74,900

10 years' experience: $104,000

20 years' experience: $140,000

Career total: $2,278,861

Notable alumni:

Kevin Rollins, former president and CEO, Dell

Andrea Thomas, senior vice-president for sustainability, Wal-Mart

Fraser Bullock, co-founder and managing director, Sorenson Capital

Robert Parsons Jr., executive vice-president and CFO, Exclusive Resorts

David Checketts, chairman, Sports Capital Partners; owner, St. Louis Blues hockey team

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Boston University
Boston University
Median cash compensation for Boston graduates

Less than two years' experience: $79,000

10 years' experience: $107,000

20 years' experience: $133,000

Career total: $2,293,572

Notable alumni:

Jerald Fishman, president and CEO, Analog Devices

Derrick Meyer, former president and CEO, Advanced Micro Devices

Edward Zander, former chairman and CEO, Motorola

Christine Poon, former vice-chairman, Johnson & Johnson

Ellen Bovarnick, former vice-president-lean Six Sigma & global quality, Nortel Networks

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Southern Methodist University (Cox)
Southern Methodist University (Cox)
Median cash compensation for Cox graduates

Less than two years' experience: $81,900

10 years' experience: $109,000

20 years' experience: $149,000

Career total: $2,313,272

Notable alumni:

Mark Blinn, president and CEO, Flowserve

Edward Rust Jr., chairman, president, and CEO, State Farm Insurance

Eckhard Pfeiffer, former president and CEO, Compaq Computer

Richard Clemmer, chairman, president, and CEO, NXP Semiconductors

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Purdue University (Krannert)
Purdue University (Krannert)
Median cash compensation for Krannert graduates

Less than two years' experience: $77,300

10 years' experience: $117,000

20 years' experience: $139,000

Career total: $2,314,025

Notable alumni:

Paul Varga, chairman and CEO, Brown-Forman

Joe Forehand, former chairman and CEO, Accenture

Jack Hockema, chairman, president, and CEO, Kaiser Aluminum

Marshall Larsen, chairman, president, and CEO, Goodrich

John Krenicki, former president and CEO, GE Energy

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Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology
Median cash compensation for Georgia Tech graduates

Less than two years' experience: $75,900

10 years' experience: $103,000

20 years' experience: $150,000

Career total: $2,345,444

Notable alumni:

Tom Fanning, chairman, president, CEO, Southern Co.

George Caviness, director of MIS, Rothschild Asset Management

Warren Hood Jr., chairman and CEO, Hood Cos.

Robert Prather Jr., president and chief operating officer, Gray Television

Mark Mele, senior vice-president for corporate strategy, Alliant Techsystems

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Babson College (Olin)
Babson College (Olin)
Median cash compensation for Olin graduates

Less than two years' experience: $78,500

10 years' experience: $114,000

20 years' experience: $145,000

Career total: $2,349,168

Notable alumni:

Thomas Georgens, president and CEO, NetApp

Robert Davis, founder, former president, and CEO, Lycos

William Green, chairman, Accenture

Bruce Herring, chief investment officer, Fidelity Investments

Akio Toyoda, president, CEO, Toyota

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Thunderbird School of Global Management
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Median cash compensation for Thunderbird graduates

Less than two years' experience: $76,900

10 years' experience: $118,000

20 years' experience: $146,000

Career total: $2,358,652

Notable alumni:

William Perez, former president and CEO, Wrigley

Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa, former president and CEO, U.S. Trust

Raymundo Yu Jr., former chairman, Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific

John Lampe, former chairman, president, and CEO, Bridgestone Americas

Walid Chammah, chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley International

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Rice University (Jones)
Rice University (Jones)
Median cash compensation for Jones graduates

Less than two years' experience: $79,700

10 years' experience: $121,000

20 years' experience: $143,000

Career total: $2,443,862

Notable alumni:

Douglas Foshee, chairman, president and CEO, El Paso

James Turley, chairman and CEO, Ernst & Young

Fran Vallejo, vice-president and treasurer-finance, ConocoPhillips

Subha Barry, chief diversity officer, Freddie Mac

Robert Foye, chief marketing, customer, and commercial officer, Greater China & Korea Division, Coca-Cola

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University of Southern California (Marshall)
University of Southern California (Marshall)
Median cash compensation for Marshall graduates

Less than two years' experience: $86,400

10 years' experience: $118,000

20 years' experience: $143,000

Career total: $2,446,050

Notable alumni:

William Chiasson, chairman, LeapFrog Enterprises

Alexander Cunningham, CEO, WellCare Health Plans

Yang Ho Cho, chairman, Hanjin Group

Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and former CEO, MySpace

Stephen Goodall, president and CEO, J.D. Power & Associates

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University of Michigan (Ross)
University of Michigan (Ross)
Median cash compensation for Ross graduates

Less than two years' experience: $99,500

10 years' experience: $118,000

20 years' experience: $143,000

Career total: $2,495,495

Notable alumni:

Timothy Wadhams, president and CEO, Masco

John Faraci, chairman and CEO, International Paper

Keith Alessi, president and CEO, Westmoreland Coal

Charles McClure Jr., chairman, president, and CEO, Meritor

Stephen Sanger, former chairman and CEO, General Mills

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University of Texas, Austin (McCombs)
University of Texas, Austin (McCombs)
Median cash compensation for McCombs graduates

Less than two years' experience: $87,000

10 years' experience: $120,000

20 years' experience: $166,000

Career total: $2,529,283

Notable alumni:

James Mulva, chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips

William Johnson, former chairman, president, and CEO, H.J. Heinz

Richard Wambold, chairman, president, and CEO, Pactiv

Stephen Taylor, chairman, president, and CEO, Natural Gas Services Group

Jeff Bock, director-product marketing, Freescale Semiconductor

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University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)
University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)
Median cash compensation for Mendoza graduates

Less than two years' experience: $81,800

10 years' experience: $125,000

20 years' experience: $154,000

Career total: $2,554,927

Notable alumni:

James Wainscott, chairman, president, and CEO, AK Steel

Paul Reilly, CEO, Raymond James Financial

William Sheedy, group executive-Americas, Visa

Michael Mathile, CEO, DoubleDay Holdings

Christina Glorioso, chief marketing officer, Majesco Entertainment

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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
Median cash compensation for Kenan-Flagler graduates

Less than two years' experience: $96,500

10 years' experience: $116,000

20 years' experience: $158,000

Career total: $2,569,966

Notable alumni:

Matthew Mannelly, president and CEO, Prestige Brands

Daniel Welch, chairman, president, and CEO, InterMune

Michele Buck, senior vice-president and chief marketing officer, Hershey

Donna Dean, chief investment officer, Rockefeller Foundation

Stephen Harris, president, Abri Health Plan

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Vanderbilt University (Owen)
Vanderbilt University (Owen)
Median cash compensation for Owen graduates

Less than two years' experience: $87,200

10 years' experience: $122,000

20 years' experience: $170,000

Career total: $2,595,074

Notable alumni:

Douglas Parker, chairman and CEO, U.S. Airways Group

David Farr, chairman and CEO, Emerson Electric

A.J. Kazimi, founder, chairman, and CEO, Cumberland Pharmaceuticals

Charles Stubbs, president and CEO, Primedia

Debora Guthrie, chairman and CEO, Capitol Health Partners

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Georgetown University (McDonough)
Georgetown University (McDonough)
Median cash compensation for McDonough graduates

Less than two years' experience: $94,600

10 years' experience: $115,000

20 years' experience: $170,000

Career total: $2,618,025

Notable alumni:

Michael Chasen, co-founder, president, and CEO, Blackboard

Amr ElSawy, president and CEO, Noblis

Timothy Tassopoulos, senior vice-president for operations, Chick-fil-A

Stephanie Olson, general counsel, Fifth Avenue Financial

Michael Dupee, former vice-president for corporate social responsibility, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

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Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
Median cash compensation for Tepper graduates

Less than two years' experience: $102,000

10 years' experience: $126,000

20 years' experience: $159,000

Career total: $2,654,521

Notable alumni:

Paul Allaire, former chairman and CEO, Xerox

David Coulter, former chairman and CEO, Bank of America

Larry Kurzweil, president and chief operating officer, Universal Studios Hollywood

Francisco D'Souza, president and CEO, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Dina Dublon, former executive vice-president and CFO, JPMorgan Chase

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Emory University (Goizueta)
Emory University (Goizueta)
Median cash compensation for Goizueta graduates

Less than two years' experience: $95,000

10 years' experience: $121,000

20 years' experience: $178,000

Career total: $2,701,743

Notable alumni:

Alan Lacy, former chairman, president, and CEO, Sears Holdings

Duncan Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext

Michael Golden, president and CEO, Smith & Wesson

Paul Amos II, president and chief operating officer, Aflac

Marvin Ellison, executive vice-president-U.S. stores, Home Depot

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University of California, Los Angeles (Anderson)
University of California, Los Angeles (Anderson)
Median cash compensation for Anderson graduates

Less than two years' experience: $99,600

10 years' experience: $131,000

20 years' experience: $159,000

Career total: $2,702,338

Notable alumni:

Robert Yost, CEO, AmerisourceBergen

Robert Brisco, president and CEO, Internet Brands

Ronald Nelson, chairman, president, chief operating officer, and CEO, Avis Budget Group

William Gross, founder and co-chief investment officer, Pacific Investment Management (Pimco)

Janice Chaffin, president-consumer business unit, Symantec

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New York University (Stern)
New York University (Stern)
Median cash compensation for Stern graduates

Less than two years' experience: $98,900

10 years' experience: $124,000

20 years' experience: $163,000

Career total: $2,725,321

Notable alumni:

James Cracchiolo, chairman and CEO, Ameriprise Financial

George Barrett, chairman and CEO, Cardinal Health

Alan Ennis, president and CEO, Revlon

M. Farooq Kathwari, chairman, president, and CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors

Roger Adams, senior vice-president and chief marketing officer, Lord & Taylor

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 Cornell University (Johnson)
Cornell University (Johnson)
Median cash compensation for Johnson graduates

Less than two years' experience: $97,700

10 years' experience: $128,000

20 years' experience: $173,000

Career total: $2,785,912

Notable alumni:

Daniel Hesse, president and CEO, Sprint-Nextel

Irene Rosenfeld, chairman and CEO, Kraft Foods

Randy Papadellis, president and CEO, Ocean Spray Cranberries

James Morgan, chairman emeritus, former president, and CEO, Applied Materials

H. Fisk Johnson, chairman and CEO, S.C. Johnson & Son

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Duke University (Fuqua)
Duke University (Fuqua)
Median cash compensation for Fuqua graduates

Less than two years' experience: $99,400

10 years' experience: $132,000

20 years' experience: $172,000

Career total: $2,814,183

Notable alumni:

Melinda Gates, co-founder and co-chairman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Timothy Cook, chief operating officer, Apple

Jeffrey Kip, senior vice–president and CFO, Panera Bread

Ron Nicol, global leader for technology, media, and telecommunications practice, Boston Consulting Group

John Allison, former chairman and CEO, BB&T

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Yale University
Yale University
Median cash compensation for Yale graduates

Less than two years' experience: $108,000

10 years' experience: $141,000

20 years' experience: $159,000

Career total: $2,838,664

Notable alumni:

Wendi (Deng) Murdoch, former vice-president, News Corp.

Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

Joaquin Avila, managing director, Carlyle Group

Ranji Nagaswami, chief investment advisor, City of New York

John Howard, CEO, Irving Place Capital

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University of Virginia (Darden)
University of Virginia (Darden)
Median cash compensation for Darden graduates

Less than two years' experience: $102,000

10 years' experience: $137,000

20 years' experience: $179,000

Career total: $2,883,197

Notable alumni:

George David, former chairman, president, and CEO, United Technologies

Steve Reinemund, former chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

John Strangfeld Jr., chairman, president, and CEO, Prudential Financial

John Shafer Jr., former CEO, Allied Domecq Quick Service Restaurants

John Bryan, former chairman and CEO, Sara Lee

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University of Chicago (Booth)
University of Chicago (Booth)
Median cash compensation for Booth graduates

Less than two years' experience: $113,000

10 years' experience: $132,000

20 years' experience: $192,000

Career total: $2,919,270

Notable alumni:

John Watson, chairman and CEO, Chevron

Glen Senk, CEO, Urban Outfitters

Roger Altman, founder and co-chairman, Evercore Partners

Patrick Doyle, president and CEO, Domino's Pizza

H. Thomas Watkins, president and CEO, Human Genome Sciences

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University of California, Berkeley (Haas)
University of California, Berkeley (Haas)
Median cash compensation for Haas graduates

Less than two years' experience: $111,000

10 years' experience: $135,000

20 years' experience: $174,000

Career total: $2,951,549

Notable alumni:

Paul Otellini, president and CEO, Intel

Arun Sarin, former CEO, Vodafone

Deborah Gallegos, chief investment officer, New York City Comptroller's Office

Barbara Desoer, president-home loans and insurance, Bank of America

Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert comic strip

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 Northwestern University (Kellogg)
Northwestern University (Kellogg)
Median cash compensation for Kellogg graduates

Less than two years' experience: $115,000

10 years' experience: $135,000

20 years' experience: $195,000

Career total: $3,034,837

Notable alumni:

Thomas Wilson, chairman, president, and CEO, Allstate Insurance

Robert Simmons, former chief financial officer, ETrade Financial

Doug Conant, president and CEO, Campbell Soup

Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president, and CEO, Target

Steve Odland, former chairman and CEO, Office Depot

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
Median cash compensation for Sloan graduates

Less than two years' experience: $123,000

10 years' experience: $137,000

20 years' experience: $180,000

Career total: $3,056,072

Notable alumni:

Alan Mulally, president and CEO, Ford Motor

Carleton Fiorina, former chairman and CEO, Hewlett-Packard

Daniel Carp, former chairman, president, and CEO, Eastman Kodak

Robert Swanson, co-founder, Genentech

Judy Lewent, former executive vice-president and CFO, Merck

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Dartmouth College (Tuck)
Dartmouth College (Tuck)
Median cash compensation for Tuck graduates

Less than two years' experience: $131,000

10 years' experience: $145,000

20 years' experience: $172,000

Career total: $3,092,471

Notable alumni:

Peter Dolan, former CEO, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Christopher Sinclair, former chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

Kevin McGrath, former president and CEO, Digital Angel

Roger McNamee, co-founder and managing director, Elevation Partners

Don Wilson III, former chief risk officer, JPMorgan Chase

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Columbia University
Columbia University
Median cash compensation for Columbia graduates

Less than two years' experience: $115,000

10 years' experience: $153,000

20 years' experience: $188,000

Career total: $3,203,292

Notable alumni:

Césareo Alierta Izuel, chairman and CEO, Telefónica

Keith Sherin, vice-chairman and chief financial officer, General Electric

Jerome Chazen, founder, Liz Claiborne

Henry Kravis, co-founder, co-chairman, and co-CEO, KKR

Rochelle Lazarus, chairman and former CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

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Stanford University
Stanford University
Median cash compensation for Stanford graduates

Less than two years' experience: $125,000

10 years' experience: $157,000

20 years' experience: $211,000

Career total: $3,291,894

Notable alumni:

John Browne, former CEO, BP

Stephen Ellis, worldwide managing director, Bain & Co.

Richard Fairbank, co-founder, chairman, president, and CEO, Capital One

Charles Schwab, founder and chairman, Charles Schwab

Scott McNealy, co-founder, chairman, and former CEO, Sun Microsystems

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University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
Median cash compensation for Wharton graduates

Less than two years' experience: $128,000

10 years' experience: $155,000

20 years' experience: $200,000

Career total: $3,340,334

Notable alumni:

Lewis Platt, former chairman, president, and CEO, Hewlett-Packard

Peter Lynch, vice-chairman, Fidelity

James Tisch, president and CEO, Loews

Peter Nicholas, founder, chairman, and former CEO, Boston Scientific

David Pottruck, former president and CEO, Charles Schwab

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Harvard University
Harvard University
Median cash compensation for Harvard graduates

Less than two years' experience: $126,000

10 years' experience: $169,000

20 years' experience: $217,000

Career total: $3,606,601

Notable alumni:

James Dimon, chairman, president, and CEO, JPMorgan Chase

Donna Dubinsky, co-founder, Palm; former president and CEO, Handspring

John Paulson, founder and president, Paulson & Co.

Meg Whitman, former president and CEO, eBay

Gary Rodkin, president and CEO, ConAgra Foods

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