Stanford University Placements and Salaries ,,USA

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Nowadays the business world has become a dynamic and complex realm with an increased demand for exceptional professionals with a global perspective. Every year, top recruiters and firms seek out Stanford graduates to fill a wide of positions with competitive salary packages. Stanford University also produces innovative and committed individuals ready to take on the most rigorous research Swork and challenging teaching positions. Despite challenges due to the global pandemic, the job market for Stanford graduates remained robust in 2020.

Stanford MBA Placements Highlights 2020

Compensation and salary package, both median and mean surpassed previous years’ salaries for the sixth consecutive year in 2020. About 18% of the graduating class turned out to be entrepreneurs matching the previous all-time high in 2013. Interest in socially responsible roles increased to 19% during placements. About 71% of graduates expected to receive a performance bonus and 41% received stock compensation with their job offers. Of the graduates who launched a venture or joined a startup, 37% were women. Out of the 391 MBA graduates, 265 students were seeking employment and 114 were not seeking employment. The 29% of students not seeking employment were either starting their own business, company-sponsored or continued with further education.

Stanford MBA: Class Profile 2021

Stanford’s Class of 2020’s employment background was varied as students from 306 organizations and 63 countries joined the MBA programme. Investment Management/Private Equity/Venture Capital, Consulting, and Technology made up the top three industry categories. Government/Education/Nonprofit jobs come next with Consumer Products and Services rounding out the top five.

Stanford GBS MBA Class 2020

Class Size


Countries Represented


Organisations Represented


International Students


Average GMAT


Average High School GPA



Stanford MBA Student Nationality

Stanford Placements: Employment Report 2020

Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford GBS) MBA Class of 2020 began their studies in September 2018 in the midst of a stable economy. However, this changed as they entered their last term in Spring 2020 and the world went into lockdown. In spite of the economic and public health crisis, the Stanford MBA 2020 Employment Report reflected strong results. It recorded a sixth consecutive record-breaking year for salaries. About 91% of MBA graduates had a job offer within three months of graduating and 85% of them accepted the offers. The median base salary offered to MBA graduates was USD 156,000 and the mean base salary was USD 160,000. The report below provides employment details for full-time hires among the MBA Class of 2020 and summertime opportunities among the MBA Class of 2021.

Stanford Graduate Employment Profile 2020

Stanford Placement: Top Employers for Engineering Graduates

Engineering graduates joined 10 major industry sectors including Biotechnology, Engineering & Technology, Education/Government, Management and Consulting and so on. Some of the top employers in these domains were:


Top Employers


23andMe, Genentech, nference inc., etc


US Army, US Navy, Singapore Army, Singapore Armed Forces, etc

Energy & Environment

Ascend Analytics, Clearway Energy Group, Power Advocate, etc.

Engineering & Technology

AirBnB, Amazon, Apple, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Lyft, Microsoft, Oracle, Paypal, Yelp, etc.

Investment Banking

Alpine Investors, GIC, INCONIQ, Trexquant Investment LP, etc.

Management Consulting

PwC, McKinsey, Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group, etc.


Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Walt Disney World, etc.


Orlando Magic, Seattle Mariners, etc.

Venture Capital

BP Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, etc.

Graduate Institutions

Cornell University, Harvard Medical School, Oxford University, Cambridge, etc.


1Flow Inc, Cardinal Operations, Going Merry, Sorfio, etc.


Acumen, Coinbase, Gartner, American Scientists, Tesla, etc.

Stanford Placement: Placement Stats by Industry

As per the Employment Data based on MS&E (Engineering) student responses from 2018-2021, Stanford MS graduates joined major 10 industry sectors including Biotechnology, Engineering & Technology, Education/Government, Management and Consulting and so on. About 37% of MS graduates joined the Engineering and Technology sector where firms like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and Uber hired the best of the lot. This was followed by 19% of MS graduates joining the Management/Consulting sector and 17% joining Financial Services. Here is a better look at the job distribution for MS Stanford graduates of 2018-2021:

Stanford MS Graduates Jobs by Industry

Similarly, as per the BS Graduates Employment Report (2018-2021), 36% of bachelor graduates of Stanford opted for Management Consulting, 30% opted for Finance Services, and 22% opted for Engineering and Technology domain jobs. Here is a more elaborate view of BS graduates' job industry distribution 2018-2021:

Stanford BS Graduates Jobs by Industry

As for MBA graduates, 445 organizations hired Stanford summer interns and/or offered them full-time job opportunities in 2019-2020. Class of 2020 also saw 37% of women entrepreneurs launching their new ventures. The Class of 2020 also saw 19% of students choosing a socially responsible role.

Stanford Placement: Base Salary and Signing Bonus

SBS graduates were offered a minimum salary of USD 35,568 and a minimum signing bonus of USD 3,000. A breakdown of compensation ranges by industry can be seen below in the graph:

Stanford MBA Class of 2020-Salary by Industry

Stanford Placement Support

Stanford University has multiple student support services for employment and related requirements. Some of them are:

  • Stanford Alumni Association: It helps the alumni stay connected to Stanford and its students. Students can tap into a network of over 230,000 Stanford alumni to find jobs, career advice, resources and more that help expands their potential.
  • Stanford BEAM: Previously known as Stanford Career Education, BEAM (Bridging Education, Ambition, and Meaningful Work) connections are the heart of career services of Stanford. It empowers connections by creating a culture of a coincidence to help bridge students' education, ambition, and meaningful work.
  • SAM (Stanford Alumni Mentoring): It is an online program that connects students to alumni worldwide in ongoing, one-on-one mentoring relationships. SAM also provides interested students with career guidance and insights after graduating. For students still in school, SAM helps students navigate graduate school.

Apart from this Stanford has various fellowships and mentor programmes ongoing in its respective departments.


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Stanford Placements and Salaries FAQs

Q. Does Stanford give placements?

A. Yes. Stanford has a number of placement and internships opportunities.

Q. What comes after MBA Stanford?

A. The majority of Stanford MBA graduates – about 33% – chose a career in the financial services sector, one of the economy's most influential industries (2019). Financial firms deal with a wide range of economic activities, including banking, insurance, real estate, and investing services.

Q. Who hires Stanford MBA graduates?

A. Among the top ten employers of the 2020 class were tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook. Others top firms like McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Bain, were also among the top employers of high calibre Stanford grads.

Q. Which is the highest paying job for Stanford graduates?

A. Most Stanford MS&E graduates took the following list of the top 10 high-paying positions:
  • Data Scientist
  • Investment Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Consultant
  • Program Manager
  • Director of Engineering
  • Software Engineer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • UAV Pilot
  • Quantitative Researcher

Q. How can I get into Stanford MBA from India?

A. Stanford boasts a very high average GMAT score of 732 for its last incoming class. Therefore, it's important to score a good GMAT score for admission to the Stanford MBA program. The average GPA of its latest incoming class is 3.72 (on a scale of 4). A high GPA would definitely help your application.

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