Tuck MBA Employment Trends: $115,000 Median Salary, Consulting Most Popular Followed by Finance & Strategy Most Popular Function

Tuck MBA Employment TrendsTuck is located in New Hampshire, USA and offers a top-class MBA program. Tuck MBAs received a median salary of $115,000. The lowest salary was $65,000 and the highest was at $169,000.

A detailed analysis reveals the range of sectors and functions on offer for Tuck MBA graduates.

Employment by Sector


Consulting rules the roost at Tuck accounting for a large     36% of the graduates. Salaries ranged from $130,000 to $90,000, with a median salary of $140,000 This was well above the next best median salary of $110,000 for the Technology and the Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Biotech sectors.

Financial Services   

Financial Services hired 22% of the class, with a median salary of $100,000. The lowest salary was $90,000, while the highest salary was $169,000, the top among all sectors. Within Financial Services, Investment Banking dominated with 10% of the class, for a median salary of $100,000. Investment Management and Private Equity & Venture Capital both had 4% each, the former with a median salary of $110,000 and the latter with a high $125,000.

Consumer Goods & Retail

13% of the class was hired by the Consumer Goods & Retail sector, an excellent performance when compared to most other top B-Schools. Salaries ranged from $80,000 to $135,000 with a median salary of $100,000.


The technology sector’s 11% hiring is another healthy trend at Tuck. It had the second highest salary of any sector - $150,000. The lowest salary was $65,000, giving median earnings of $110,000.    

Employment by Function


Tuck has classified students under the Strategy function – a practice not seen in other schools, and this accounts for a massive 45% of the class. While a majority of this function probably consists of consultancy jobs, it could also include finance, marketing or other strategy roles. It had the highest median salary of $126,000, with a range of $65,000 to $140,000.


20% of the job functions were occupied by Finance roles, with a median of $100,000 and a range of $90,000 to $169,000 – which accounts for the highest salary of any job function. Private Equity & VC roles and Underwriting & Advising roles had 6% each with medians of $124,000 and $100,000 respectively. Corporate Finance took up 4% of the class at $100,000 while Investment & Private Wealth Management took 3% at $110,000.


Tuck’s string showing in Marketing continues, with 19% hired for Marketing roles. The median salary was $100,000, from a range of $65,000 to $127,000.

General Management   

The General Management function saw 12% of the class being placed, for the second highest median salary of $115,000 and a range of $81,000 to $151,000.

Top Recruiters

Some of the top recruiters include:

• Amazon
• Apple
• Bain & Company
• Biogen Idec
• Boston Consulting Group
• British Telecom
• Cargill
• Citigroup
• Deere & Company
• eBay Inc.
• Google
• L’Oreal
• McKinsey & Company
• Procter & Gamble
• Samsung
• Starbucks
• Time Inc.

Career Development Office

Tuck's CDO provides a planned sequence of opportunities to discover the career possibilities before deciding on the right career path and then finding employment in it.

Sector Smarts Series

• Designed for career changers
• Introduces 1st-year students to the entire range of sectors
• Is held in the beginning of September

Tuck Career Advisor Program

• For 2nd-year students
• Pairs with mentors at the top level in their professions
• From Tuck's board of overseers and senior alumni
• Mentors provide strategic career advice and answer questions

Workshops and Career Panels

• A host of workshops as well as panels to prepare for, and support the job search
• Self-assessment
• Resumes
• Cover letters
• Networking
• Interview etiquette
• Industry-focused panels
• Resume reviews
• Mock interviews
• Experts and executives from diverse areas share insights and advice via panels as well as one-to-one sessions.

On-Campus Recruitment

• In the fall for second-year students
• In the winter for first-year students
• Companies from a wide range of sectors hire

Company Briefings

• Expose students to different companies
• Can learn more about companies coming for on-campus recruitment
• After briefings, open exchanges are held for individual conversations

Job Postings

• Individual Counseling
• One-on-one attention
• Students partner with an associate director who is an industry liaison
• Helps focus the job search
• Teaches about writing excellent resumes
• Improves interview performance
• Also available well after graduation

Club Trips

• To industry hubs around USA and Asia
• Meets with top companies
• Finance Club goes to Wall Street
• Consulting Club goes to Boston
• Technology Club goes to Silicon Valley and Boston
• Health Care club goes to San Francisco and Boston
• Asia Business Club goes to Asia

Networking Connections

• Visiting executives
• Allwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship
• Company briefings
• Alumni panels
• Tuck's research centers

The Maynard Entrepreneurial Internship Program

• Summer internships and workshops for entrepreneurial ventures.
• Some students receive additional stipends for interning at startups below $50 million in revenue and/or less than 200 employees.

Nonprofit Internship Support: Tuck GIVES

• The Tuck Nonprofit Club's annual fundraising event helps make nonprofit internships financially viable

Tuck Nonprofit Fellows Program

• Mentoring, network support and financial aid for working in qualified nonprofit or public companies.

Base Salaries by IndustryPercentageMeanMedianMinMax
Financial Services22%1,11,0001,00,00090,0001,69,000
Investment Banking10%1,00,0001,00,000
Investment Management4%1,17,0001,10,000
Private Equity, Venture Capital4%1,31,0001,25,000
Consumer Goods, Retail13%1,02,0001,00,00080,0001,35,000
Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech4%1,04,0001,10,00081,0001,20,000
Media, Entertainment2%*
Nonprofit, Government1%*
Other Manufacturing5%1,09,0001,05,0001,02,0001,27,000
Other Services3%*
Base Salaries by FunctionPercentageMeanMedianMinMax
Private Equity, Venture Capital6%1,24,0001,20,000
Underwriting and Advising6%1,00,0001,00,000
Corporate Finance4%1,01,0001,00,000
Investment, Private Wealth Management3%1,17,0001,10,000
Sales and Trading1%
General Management12%1,15,0001,15,00081,0001,51,000
Operations, Logistics3%*

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