As women overall have begun closing the gender pay gap, female graduates of top U.S. business schools in their first post-MBA jobs haven't been so lucky. Exclusive new data from Bloomberg Businessweek show that starting salaries for women graduating in 2012 averaged $105,059, or $8,300 (7.3 percent) less than their male counterparts. Ten years earlier, women earned $83,404, or $1,849 ( 2.2 percent) less than men. What follows is a breakdown of the gender pay gap at 25 top schools over the past 10 years.

Methodology: Based on Bloomberg Businessweek surveys of 24,716 recent MBA graduates at our current top 30 U.S. business schools conducted every other year starting in 2002. The number of respondents per school averaged 115 men and 40 women per year. Schools without an adequate response from female graduates in three or more years were omitted from this slide show. They include Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M, Ohio State, and Southern Methodist. NA denotes an inadequate response from female graduates in the specified year. Pay figures shown are base salaries; bonuses are not included.

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As women overall have begun closing the gender pay gap, female graduates of top U.S. business schools in their first post-MBA jobs haven't been so lucky. Exclusive new data from Bloomberg Businessweek show that starting salaries for women graduating in 2012 averaged $105,059, or $8,300 (7.3 percent) less than their male counterparts. Ten years earlier, women earned $83,404, or $1,849 ( 2.2 percent) less than men. What follows is a breakdown of the gender pay gap at 25 top schools over the past 10 years.

Methodology: Based on Bloomberg Businessweek surveys of 24,716 recent MBA graduates at our current top 30 U.S. business schools conducted every other year starting in 2002. The number of respondents per school averaged 115 men and 40 women per year. Schools without an adequate response from female graduates in three or more years were omitted from this slide show. They include Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M, Ohio State, and Southern Methodist. NA denotes an inadequate response from female graduates in the specified year. Pay figures shown are base salaries; bonuses are not included.

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MBA Gender Pay Gap

Pay Gap Widens at Top B-Schools
Pay Gap Widens at Top B-Schools

As women overall have begun closing the gender pay gap, female graduates of top U.S. business schools in their first post-MBA jobs haven't been so lucky. Exclusive new data from Bloomberg Businessweek show that starting salaries for women graduating in 2012 averaged $105,059, or $8,300 (7.3 percent) less than their male counterparts. Ten years earlier, women earned $83,404, or $1,849 ( 2.2 percent) less than men. What follows is a breakdown of the gender pay gap at 25 top schools over the past 10 years.

Methodology: Based on Bloomberg Businessweek surveys of 24,716 recent MBA graduates at our current top 30 U.S. business schools conducted every other year starting in 2002. The number of respondents per school averaged 115 men and 40 women per year. Schools without an adequate response from female graduates in three or more years were omitted from this slide show. They include Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M, Ohio State, and Southern Methodist. NA denotes an inadequate response from female graduates in the specified year. Pay figures shown are base salaries; bonuses are not included.

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University of Chicago
University of Chicago

Booth School of Business

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $118,529 (99.3%)
2010: $102,535 (93.6%)
2008: $106,232 (95.4%)
2006: $97,016 (96.1%)
2004: $87,048 (92.9%)
2002: $87,486 (98.0%)

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Harvard Business School

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $115,651 (89.5%)
2010: $113,179 (96.7%)
2008: $117,789 (94.9%)
2006: $106,203 (91.4%)
2004: $99,733 (93.5%)
2002: $91,091 (90.9%)

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University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania

Wharton School

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $115,713 (85.7%)
2010: $116,355 (91.7%)
2008: $113,477 (89.1%)
2006: $102,145 (89.4%)
2004: $90,800 (87.5%)
2002: $93,447 (99.0%)

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Stanford University
Stanford University

Graduate School of Business

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $121,945 (78.8%)
2010: $103,125 (75.9%)
2008: $121,531 (87.2%)
2006: $103,590 (89.8%)
2004: $97,313 (91.1%)
2002: $92,985 (93.1%)

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Northwestern University
Northwestern University

Kellogg School of Management

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $110,605 (88.5%)
2010: $98,303 (86.3%)
2008: $105,196 (92.4%)
2006: $98,764 (96.6%)
2004: $88,641 (89.9%)
2002: $88,475 (99.9%)

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Duke University
Duke University

Fuqua School of Business

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $103,754 (90.5%)
2010: $100,348 (94.9%)
2008: $102,063 (90.9%)
2006: $93,800 (97.0%)
2004: $84,545 (97.6%)
2002: $82,632 (97.7%)

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Cornell University
Cornell University

Johnson Graduate School of Management

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $105,048 (94.3%)
2010: $99,742 (94.8%)
2008: $108,095 (103.2%)
2006: $93,387 (96.0%)
2004: $89,653 (103.4%)
2002: $84,182 (97.1%)

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University of Michigan
University of Michigan

Ross School of Business

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $110,302 (99.1%)
2010: $107,304 (99.1%)
2008: $105,868 (100.8%)
2006: $92,288 (95.3%)
2004: $87,480 (96.7%)
2002: $83,185 (94.9%)

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sloan School of Management

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $111,043 (90.8%)
2010: $107,727 (90.4%)
2008: $113,292 (93.9%)
2006: $103,486 (94.3%)
2004: $91,444 (92.1%)
2002: $91,029 (101.8%)

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University of Virginia
University of Virginia

Darden School of Business

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $108,667 (96.8%)
2010: $99,162 (95.5%)
2008: $102,240 (95.8%)
2006: $96,537 (99.6%)
2004: $83,000 (91.5%)
2002: $83,109 (95.3%)

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Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University

Tepper School of Business

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $101,703 (91.1%)
2010: $94,526 (93.1%)
2008: NA
2006: NA
2004: $84,500 (99.5%)
2002: $80,400 (97.3%)

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Dartmouth College
Dartmouth College

Tuck School of Business

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $112,853 (91.5%)
2010: $109,917 (101.1%)
2008: $108,370 (95.0%)
2006: $99,138 (96.6%)
2004: $90,032 (95.1%)
2002: $88,385 (96.5%)

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University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley

Haas School of Business

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $108,455 (88.6%)
2010: NA
2008: $112,226 (96.3%)
2006: $94,864 (91.2%)
2004: $84,172 (88.4%)
2002: $84,086 (91.8%)

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Columbia University
Columbia University

Columbia Business School

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $111,644 (92.5%)
2010: $104,652 (91.8%)
2008: $106,969 (90.3%)
2006: $102,155 (88.4%)
2004: $87,508 (88.9%)
2002: $84,500 (93.2%)

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Indiana University
Indiana University

Kelley School of Business

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $97,174 (98.6%)
2010: $88,941 (100.3%)
2008: $86,667 (93.4%)
2006: $82,577 (93.3%)
2004: $77,289 (98.1%)
2002: $79,040 (91.7%)

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New York University
New York University

Stern School of Business

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $107,594 (97.7%)
2010: $100,313 (92.0%)
2008: $93,500 (88.3%)
2006: $95,411 (97.9%)
2004: $83,194 (94.5%)
2002: $84,014 (99.0%)

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University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina

Kenan-Flagler Business School

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $96,184 (93.7%)
2010: $98,900 (100.8%)
2008: $97,926 (98.9%)
2006: $91,912 (101.6%)
2004: $78,067 (88.5%)
2002: $79,979 (102.3%)

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UCLA
UCLA

Anderson School of Management

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $106,000 (95.4%)
2010: $99,450 (97.0%)
2008: $99,481 (93.6%)
2006: $91,833 (96.4%)
2004: $86,158 (89.6%)
2002: $79,657 (91.3%)

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University of Texas, Austin
University of Texas, Austin

McCombs School of Business

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $105,590 (101.9%)
2010: $98,250 (98.8%)
2008: $94,440 (89.8%)
2006: $89,345 (100.3%)
2004: $75,741 (97.4%)
2002: $77,182 (97.6%)

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Yale University
Yale University

Yale School of Management

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $98,240 (88.0%)
2010: NA
2008: NA
2006: $91,704 (93.4%)
2004: $85,655 (89.8%)
2002: $76,821 (88.0%)

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Emory University
Emory University

Goizueta Business School

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $97,286 (91.3%)
2010: $88,143 (96.3%)
2008: $93,000 (94.9%)
2006: $84,225 (88.5%)
2004: $80,875 (104.5%)
2002: $91,265 (116.0%)

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University of Maryland
University of Maryland

Smith School of Business

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $85,556 (90.0%)
2010: NA
2008: NA
2006: $87,739 (105.2%)
2004: $62,905 (81.3%)
2002: $71,568 (91.0%)

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Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University

Owen Graduate School of Management

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $94,720 (89.8%)
2010: NA
2008: $92,000 (86.0%)
2006: $85,818 (99.7%)
2004: $78,385 (98.7%)
2002: $85,235 (113.6%)

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University of Southern California
University of Southern California

Marshall School of Business

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: NA
2010: $92,500 (93.0%)
2008: $89,866 (93.4%)
2006: $92,032 (103.0%)
2004: $75,410 (98.1%)
2002: $82,571 (103.1%)

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Georgetown University
Georgetown University

McDonough School of Business

Female MBA Pay (Percentage of Male MBA Pay)
2012: $100,053 (96.6%)
2010: $89,275 (93.8%)
2008: NA
2006: NA
2004: $78,757 (96.4%)
2002: $89,206 (114.0%)

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