Average Salary for Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management Alumni

Northwestern University grads can expect to earn between $106K on the low end and $165K at the high end. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$60K$120K$180K
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
15 salaries
$165,000  
   
Marketing Director
11 salaries
$123,995  
Management Consultant
6 salaries
$135,000  
Finance Manager
6 salaries
$106,479  
Business Development Manager
6 salaries
$118,000  
Product Management Director
5 salaries
$131,914  
Vice President (VP), Marketing
5 salaries
$160,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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Industry

A large chunk of former Northwestern University students are employed in the consulting industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population.

Jobs

Among Northwestern University alumni, those working as Chief Financial Officers report the highest median pay of $165K, followed by Marketing VPs (around $160K), and Management Consultants (approximately $135K). Salaries are anything but generous for Finance Managers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at about $106K.

Locations

Many Northwestern University grads flock to Chicago, Ill. Another city that attracts a wealth of Northwestern University grads is Seattle, Wash.; given its high compensation ($141K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though Boston, Mass. takes the cake for lowest pay among Northwestern University grads (the median salary is around $103K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Dallas, Texas and San Francisco, Calif. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) leads to the highest pay for Northwestern University grads ($189K on average per year). A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Strategy offers the lowest median annual financial reward (about $93K).

Skills

Competency in Product Marketing translates into above-average pay for Northwestern University grads — they earn 10 percent more than their fellow graduates. Northwestern University grads are usually competent in Financial Analysis, and a little less than a fifth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. In addition, those who are savvy in Strategic Marketing, Marketing Management, and Project Management are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fourth of alumni receive sick leave. Almost all alums allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; nearly all alumni are rewarded with health insurance and a large number of alumni report dental coverage, too. Northwestern University grads also enjoy benefits like 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
$51,064 - $134,947
Salary
$95,781 - $169,109
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

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