What Are the Highest-Paying MBA Careers?


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Some of the highest paying MBA careers are those in private equity, hedge funds or other similar investment management positions. As of 2014, the highest starting base salary for a person with an MBA degree is $375,000.

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Finance, marketing, international business and information systems are other well-paid career paths as of 2014. The field of finance is dominated by MBA graduates, even at the junior level. The median mid-career pay for a person in that field is $121,000. The highest salaries are reserved for chief financial officers and finance directors, who earn $168,000 and $151,000, respectively. At the lower end of the scale, senior financial analysts earn $85,600.

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