• Job market demand for Darden graduates remains strong. A total of 90 percent of Darden’s Class of 2017 received job offers within three months of graduation. The average base salary of a 2017 graduate was $124,684.

    View the 2017-2018 Employment Report

    We have included the employment data for the MBA Class of 2017 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 35%  $140,839
      Finance 28%  $120,514
      General Management 22%  $111,931
      Marketing 12%  $110,295
    Operations/Logistics 3%  $118,152 
     Other   1%   N/A
    Total 100%* $124,684 

    *Percentages have been rounded and may not total 100.

    Employment Data by Industry

    Industry Percentage Average Base Salary
    Consulting 34% $142,241
    Consumer Packaged Goods 5% $107,395
    Energy 2% $108,000 
    Financial Services 24% $122,645
    Manufacturing 6% $113,185
    Nonprofit/Education 1% N/A
    Pharma/Biotech/Healthcare 4% $112,321
    Real Estate 1% N/A
    Retail 5% $103,625
    Technology 14% $115.358
    Transportation 2%  $121,515
    Total 100%* $124,684 

    * Percentages have been rounded and may not total 100.

    Accepted Job Offer Source

    Full-Time Students - Source % Jobs
    All School-Facilitated Activities (including internships) 84%
    All Student-Facilitated Activities (including internships) 14%
    Total 100%*

    * Percentages have been rounded and may not total 100.

    Timing of Job Offers

    Type of Work First Offer by Graduation Total Offers 3 Months After Graduation
    Permanent Work Authorization 90% 94%
    Non-Permanent Work Authorization 82% 92%
    Total Graduates 88% 93%