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Old 04-05-2011, 02:20 PM
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I graduated from Stanford a good number of years back. You need to understand some concept of statistics to appreciate those numbers properly. Mean or average is particularly susceptible to outliers. Look at the median instead

Here's the stats from stanford website:
Positions & Compensation: MBA Program: Stanford GSB
Class of 2010
Base salary: $120,000 median with a range of $40,000 to $330,000
Signing bonus: $20,000 median with a range of $2,500 to $100,000
Other guaranteed compensation: $25,000 median with a range of $9,000 to $300,000

More specifically for IB Associate (http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/cmc/repo...ort_09_10l.pdf)
Base (median/mean/range) = 100k/96k/60k-110k
Sign on = 40k/37k/10k-50k
Guaranteed = 0/0/0

Again, analyst makes 30-40% less. And guaranteed bonus for analyst? that's a rare rarity.
The numbers you quote are for all Stanford MBA Grads. If you follow your 2nd link to the details, you will see that the median base salary for Northeast was $120K. The median signing bonus was $20K and the median Other guaranteed compensation was $125K. That makes $265K. 30-40% less = $159K-$186K

For "Investment Banker", the Guaranteed was 0/0/0, but for analyst, under Guaranteed it was 50k/69k/13k-200k
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