Harvard Business School Alumni Average Salary

Graduates of Harvard Business School earn $123K on average. The data for this snapshot was collected from Harvard Business School graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Harvard Business School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
49 salaries
Executive Director
48 salaries
Software Engineer
33 salaries
33 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
27 salaries
Management Consultant
22 salaries
Marketing Director
21 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Nov 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,326
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Among Harvard Business School grads, the internet publishing industry is a commonly chosen career field.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with male graduates earning only approximately $110K on average compared to $134K for female graduates.


The top-paying city popular with Harvard Business School alumni is Mountain View, Calif., which offers a median salary of $136K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Harvard Business School grads is Washington, DC (median compensation is about $118K).

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Harvard Business School alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management — they earn close to $154K on average per year. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of around $124K.


Just under one in three grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Harvard Business School grads with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 6 percent more than other grads' salaries.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; more than half of former students get vacation time, whereas just two-fifths of alumni get paid sick leave. A large number of alums receive health insurance, and a strong majority of grads get dental coverage. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most alumni contribute to a 401(k). Harvard Business School grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, life insurance, stock purchase plan, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

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Key Stats for Harvard Business School


33 %
67 %
$86,476 - $126,859
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

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