Oh, the places you’ll go!

A look at post-graduation pay for the Class of 2012

COMPENSATION | POSITION

$1,088,638 | Base salary for Manchester Business School’s highest-paid MBA grad, who took a job in financial services

$998,942 | Total pay for a Hong Kong University of Science & Technology grad receiving average salary, bonus, and other compensation

$500,000 | One Fordham University MBA grad’s base salary for a job in real estate

$300,000 | One Fordham grad’s base salary for a position at a nonprofit

$250,000 | Annual salary for one Brigham Young grad taking a consulting job

$238,069 | Average signing bonus for graduates of Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

$220,609 | Total pay for a Stanford MBA receiving the average salary, bonus, and other guaranteed compensation

$215,452 | Total pay for a Harvard MBA receiving the average base salary, bonus and other guaranteed compensation

$200,000 | Top salary for grads at Wharton and Duke entering the consulting field

$185,000 | Top tech salary for a Stanford MBA grad. Google, EBay, and LinkedIn were among the companies hiring this year

$125,000 | Top salary for MBA grad at Georgetown taking a job in government, which equals the school’s top salary in finance

$109,347 | Average salary for grads going into consulting, the highest-paying field among schools in our sample

$96,424 | Average salary for grads taking jobs in the energy sector, the second highest-paying field in our sample

$85,575 | Average manufacturing salary among all schools

$69,102 | Average salary for grads taking government jobs, the lowest-paying field in our sample

$66,200 | Average salary for a University of Arizona grad taking a government job, as 10 percent of the class did in 2012

$32,054 | Average signing bonus at New York University, where two out of three grads went into finance or consulting

$30,675 | Lowest technology salary anywhere (Manchester Business School)

$16,500 | Annual salary for one SUNY Buffalo grad taking a consulting job outside the U.S.

$15,000 | Lowest salary offer for a Columbia graduate going into financial services

$3,200 | Average signing bonus at McGill, where only one in five grads received one

DATA: SELF-REPORTED BY SCHOOLS

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