Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management Alumni Average Salary

Northwestern University grads can expect to earn between $105K on the low end and $179K at the high end. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management Alumni

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Marketing Director
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Software Engineer
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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
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Marketing Manager
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Vice President (VP), Marketing
22 salaries
Senior Marketing Manager
21 salaries
Management Consultant
19 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,453
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The most popular professional field seems to be the consulting industry.


Among Northwestern University alumni, those working as Chief Financial Officers report the highest median pay of about $179K, followed by Marketing VPs (approximately $160K), and Product Management Directors ($134K). On the lower end, Finance Managers report making $105K.


Chicago, Ill. is filled with Northwestern University grads. Another city that attracts a wealth of Northwestern University grads is Atlanta, Ga.; given its high compensation (around $168K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Home to the lowest median salary for Northwestern University alumni is Naperville, Ill., a popular place for former students despite its $91K average paycheck. Other popular cities include New York, N.Y. and Seattle, Wash.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Northwestern University alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration — they earn close to about $170K on average per year. Graduates holding a Bachelor's Degree fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of approximately $108K.


Knowledge of Sales Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 15 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($128K). Many former Northwestern University students are familiar with Project Management, and just under one-fifth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Also considered top-notch skills are Strategic Marketing, Marketing Management, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. The vast majority of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For this school, the vast majority of former students are the recipients of health benefits, and most respondents pick up dental plans, too. Northwestern University graduates also take advantage of a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and stock options.

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Key Stats for Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management


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71 %
$66,819 - $135,050
$85,000 - $175,243
1-4 years
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