• Job market demand for Darden graduates remains strong. A total of 94 percent of Darden’s Class of 2018 received job offers within three months of graduation. The average base salary of a 2018 graduate was $127,767 and the average signing bonus was $35,430.

    View the 2018-2019 Employment Report

    We have included the employment data for the MBA Class of 2018 below. If you would like to see past employment reports on the Recruiters and Companies webpage.

    Employment Data by Job Function

    Job Function Percentage Average Base Salary
      Consulting   32%   $139,091
      Finance   24%  $126,810
      General Management   21%  $118,001
      Marketing   15%  $118,999
    Operations/Logistics   3%  $129,611 
     Other    2%   $110,833
    Total 100%*  $127,767 

    *Percentages have been rounded and may not total 100.

    Employment Data by Industry

    Industry Percentage Average Base Salary
      Consulting   32%   $140,189
      Consumer Packaged Goods   3%   $106,111
      Energy   2%  $108,000 
      Financial Services   26%   $126,477
      Manufacturing   4%   $113,099
      Other Industry/Services   1%   N/A
      Pharma/Biotech/Healthcare   3%   $119,688
      Real Estate   2%   $105,000
      Retail   5%   $123,929
      Technology   18%   $122,615
     Transportation  3%    $114,750
      Total   100%*   $127,767 

    * Percentages have been rounded and may not total 100.

    Accepted Job Offer Source

      Full-Time Students - Source % Jobs
      All School-Facilitated Activities (including internships)   80%
      All Student-Facilitated Activities (including internships)   20%
      Total   100% 



    Timing of Job Offers

      Type of Work   First Offer by Graduation   Total Offers 3 Months After Graduation
      Permanent Work Authorization   94%   98%
      Non-Permanent Work Authorization   81%   85%
     Total Graduates   90%   94%