U.S. New Graduate Hiring Compensation Survey

Our compensation survey delivers results on starting salary and sign-on bonuses; plus selected hiring practices for new graduates. The survey spans all industries within the United States and Canada.

Degrees Include

  • Bachelor's degrees (BS/BA)
  • Master's degrees (MS/MA
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Limited Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Juris Doctor (JD) degrees

Hiring Practices Collected

  • Intern rates
  • Relocation policies
  • More!

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Survey Overview

Compensation Data Elements

  • Hire and Offer data by degree and college/university
  • Base salary
  • Sign-on bonuses
  • Total cash
  • Long-term incentive offer (eligibility)
  • Pay data by degree


Positions & Practices

  • Breakouts by specific College/University
  • Breakouts by Tier level groups of schools (e.g. the top 25 business schools for MBA graduates)
  • In-depth hiring practices section including summer interns (e.g. weekly salary, relocation policies, sign-on bonuses, timing of payment of sign-on bonuses and type of MBA Programs)



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