Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management Alumni Average Salary

Northwestern University grads can expect to earn between $106K on the low end and approximately $165K at the high end. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
15 salaries
$150,000  
   
Marketing Director
12 salaries
$132,500  
Vice President (VP), Marketing
6 salaries
$145,000  
Finance Manager
5 salaries
$104,451  
Management Consultant
5 salaries
$132,656  
Product Management Director
5 salaries
$131,914  
Senior Marketing Manager
4 salaries
$127,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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Industry

The majority of alumni accept jobs in the consulting industry.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among Northwestern University alumni are Chief Financial Officers; they earn a median annual salary of around $165K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $160K and about $135K, respectively, are Marketing VPs and Management Consultants. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Finance Managers — they bring in $106K.

Locations

Chicago, Ill. is filled with Northwestern University grads. Boston, Mass. is another hot spot for Northwestern University grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $151K). The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Northwestern University alumni is Dallas, Texas, where earnings average $118K. New York, N.Y. is also a common pick among Northwestern University grads, along with San Francisco, Calif.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of about $180K per year, Northwestern University grads who have an Executive Masters of Business Administration (Exec MBA) are the best paid among the alumni population. A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Economics commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of around $101K.

Skills

Competency in Product Marketing translates into above-average pay for Northwestern University grads — they earn 11 percent more than their fellow graduates. Approximately one in five Northwestern University grads wind up using Financial Analysis at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Strategic Marketing, Marketing Management, and Strategic Planning are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Health benefits extend to nearly all respondents, and a large number of respondents also receive dental coverage. The vast majority of grads take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Northwestern University grads include a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and stock options.

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Key Stats for Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %
Salary
$50,806 - $136,042
Salary
$94,803 - $170,076
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

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