B-Schools for High-Paying Finance, Accounting Jobs

Earn high salaries in finance and accounting.

Though MBA graduates who work in the finance industry, including in accounting, are often paid a six-figure salary, graduates of certain highly selective business schools are paid especially well. Based on U.S. News data, 2019 graduates from these 44 business schools who work in the finance or accounting sector have an average salary greater than $100,000. Some from these schools had an annual salary that exceeded $200,000, and in a few cases alumni raked in salaries at or above $300,000. Here are the 44 MBA programs where 2019 grads employed in finance or accounting received the highest average compensation

University of Florida (Warrington)

U.S. News business school rank: 28 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $100,504

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $81,000-$125,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 13

Learn more about the Warrington College of Business.

Ohio State University (Fisher)

U.S. News business school rank: 37 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $102,027

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $73,000-$135,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 11

Learn more about the Max M. Fisher College of Business.

University of Massachusetts–Amherst (Isenberg)

U.S. News business school rank: 53 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $103,000

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $92,000-$110,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 4

Learn more about the Isenberg School of Management.

University of Colorado–Boulder (Leeds)

U.S. News business school rank: 70 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $103,786

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $75,000-$180,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 19

Learn more about the Leeds School of Business.

University of Maryland–College Park (Smith)

U.S. News business school rank: 44 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $103,800

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $44,400-$130,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 13

Learn more about the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller)

U.S. News business school rank: 27

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $104,000

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $80,000-$140,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 10

Learn more about the Scheller College of Business.

Pennsylvania State University–University Park (Smeal)

U.S. News business school rank: 41 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $105,000

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $95,000-$125,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 6

Learn more about the Smeal College of Business.

Brigham Young University (Marriott) (UT)

U.S. News business school rank: 30 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $105,528

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $78,000-$130,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 20

Learn more about the Marriott School of Business.

University of Pittsburgh (Katz)

U.S. News business school rank: 39

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $106,750

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $100,000-$117,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 4

Learn more about the Katz Graduate School of Business.

University of Wisconsin–Madison

U.S. News business school rank: 37 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $107,688

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $60,000-$151,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 16

Learn more about the Wisconsin School of Business.

Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) (PA)

U.S. News business school rank: 19

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $108,626

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $36,000-$150,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 35

Learn more about the Tepper School of Business.

Southern Methodist University (Cox) (TX)

U.S. News business school rank: 41 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $108,742

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $52,000-$150,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 31

Learn more about the Cox School of Business.

Howard University (DC)

U.S. News business school rank: 70 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $110,000

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $108,000-$110,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 2

Learn more about the Howard University School of Business.

Texas A&M University–College Station (Mays)

U.S. News business school rank: 44 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $110,000

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $80,000-$125,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 7

Learn more about the Mays Business School.

Washington University in St. Louis (Olin)

U.S. News business school rank: 30 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $110,417

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $50,000-$160,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 13

Learn more about the Olin Business School.

University of Denver (Daniels)

U.S. News business school rank: 80 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $112,750

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $90,000-$135,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 4

Learn more about the Daniels College of Business.

University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Carlson)

U.S. News business school rank: 28 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $113,333

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $95,000-$125,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 8

Learn more about the Carlson School of Management.

University of Rochester (Simon) (NY)

U.S. News business school rank: 35 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $114,643

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $80,000-$150,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 14

Learn more about the Simon Business School.

Vanderbilt University (Owen)

U.S. News business school rank: 23 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $115,565

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $78,000-$150,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 34

Learn more about the Owen Graduate School of Management.

University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)

U.S. News business school rank: 30 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $116,239

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $75,000-$150,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 36

Learn more about the Mendoza College of Business.

Indiana University (Kelley)

U.S. News business school rank: 23 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $118,319

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $62,000-$210,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 33

Learn more about the Kelley School of Business.

Georgetown University (McDonough)

U.S. News business school rank: 25 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $121,273

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $69,581-$160,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 59

Learn more about the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business.

University of Washington (Foster)

U.S. News business school rank: 20 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $122,889

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $104,000-$160,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 18

Learn more about the Michael G. Foster School of Business.

University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

U.S. News business school rank: 20 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $124,207

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $71,000-$200,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 80

Learn more about the Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Emory University (Goizueta) (GA)

U.S. News business school rank: 22

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $124,737

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $60,000-$150,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 19

Learn more about the Goizueta Business School.

University of Texas–Austin (McCombs)

U.S. News business school rank: 18

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $126,082

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $75,000-$200,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 55

Learn more about the McCombs School of Business.

Rice University (Jones)

U.S. News business school rank: 25 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $127,029

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $25,483-$150,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 28

Learn more about the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business.

Yale University (CT)

U.S. News business school rank: 9

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $127,472

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $52,000-$200,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 60

Learn more about the Yale School of Management.

University of Southern California (Marshall)

U.S. News business school rank: 17

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $128,130

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $87,000-$230,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 22

Learn more about the Marshall School of Business.

Cornell University (Johnson) (NY)

U.S. News business school rank: 15

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $132,423

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $69,000-$160,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 87

Learn more about the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.

University of Virginia (Darden)

U.S. News business school rank: 11

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $132,800

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $50,000-$160,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 69

Learn more about the Darden School of Business.

University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson)

U.S. News business school rank: 16

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $133,529

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $92,500-$162,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 56

Learn more about the Anderson School of Management.

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross)

U.S. News business school rank: 12 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $134,675

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $100,000-$180,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 59

Learn more about the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

New York University (Stern)

U.S. News business school rank: 10

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $135,758

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $61,000-$185,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 104

Learn more about the Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Duke University (Fuqua)

U.S. News business school rank: 12 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $135,999

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $70,000-$325,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 76

Learn more about the Fuqua School of Business.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

U.S. News business school rank: 5

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $138,202

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $55,000-$250,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 47

Learn more about the Sloan School of Management.

Northwestern University (Kellogg) (IL)

U.S. News business school rank: 3 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $139,137

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $50,000-$300,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 66

Learn more about the Kellogg School of Management.

Dartmouth College (Tuck) (NH)

U.S. News business school rank: 12 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $139,346

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $95,000-$200,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 36

Learn more about the Tuck School of Business.

University of California–Berkeley (Haas)

U.S. News business school rank: 7

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $139,612

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $87,241-$250,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 31

Learn more about the Haas School of Business.

University of Chicago (Booth)

U.S. News business school rank: 3 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $140,927

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $80,000-$250,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 175

Learn more about the Booth School of Business.

Columbia University (NY)

U.S. News business school rank: 8

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $148,134

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $75,000-$375,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 203

Learn more about Columbia Business School.

University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

U.S. News business school rank: 1 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $154,400

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $75,000-$300,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 178

Learn more about the Wharton School.

Harvard University (MA)

U.S. News business school rank: 6

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $163,355

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $84,766-$305,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 168

Learn more about Harvard Business School.

Stanford University (CA)

U.S. News business school rank: 1 (tie)

Average salary among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $174,500

Salary range among 2019 graduates with finance or accounting jobs: $72,000-$300,000

Number of 2019 graduates who reported having finance or accounting jobs: 75

Learn more about the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Explore B-schools where MBA grads with finance and accounting jobs are paid well.

— Stanford University: $174,500 average salary

— Harvard University: $163,355 average salary

— University of Pennsylvania: $154,400 average salary

— Columbia University: $148,134 average salary

— University of Chicago (Booth): $140,927 average salary

— University of California–Berkeley (Haas): $139,612 average salary

— Dartmouth College (Tuck): $139,346 average salary

— Northwestern University (Kellogg): $139,137 average salary

— Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan): $138,202 average salary

— Duke University (Fuqua): $135,999 average salary

— New York University (Stern): $135,758 average salary

— University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross): $134,675 average salary

— University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson): $133,529 average salary

— University of Virginia (Darden): $132,800 average salary

— Cornell University (Johnson): $132,423 average salary

— University of Southern California (Marshall): $128,130 average salary

— Yale University: $127,472 average salary

— Rice University (Jones): $127,029 average salary

— University of Texas–Austin (McCombs): $126,082 average salary

— Emory University (Goizueta): $124,737 average salary

— University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler): $124,207 average salary

— University of Washington (Foster): $122,889 average salary

— Georgetown University (McDonough): $121,273 average salary

— Indiana University (Kelley): $118,319 average salary

— University of Notre Dame (Mendoza): $116,239 average salary

— Vanderbilt University (Owen): $115,565 average salary

— University of Rochester (Simon): $114,643 average salary

— University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Carlson): $113,333 average salary

— University of Denver (Daniels): $112,750 average salary

— Washington University in St. Louis (Olin): $110,417 average salary

— Howard University: $110,000 average salary

— Texas A&M University–College Station (Mays): $110,000 average salary

— Southern Methodist University (Cox): $108,742 average salary

— Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper): $108,626 average salary

— University of Wisconsin–Madison: $107,688 average salary

— University of Pittsburgh (Katz): $106,750 average salary

— Brigham Young University (Marriott): $105,528 average salary

— Pennsylvania State University–University Park (Smeal): $105,000 average salary

— Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller): $104,000 average salary

— University of Maryland–College Park (Smith): $103,800 average salary

— University of Colorado–Boulder (Leeds): $103,786 average salary

— University of Massachusetts–Amherst (Isenberg): $103,000 average salary

— Ohio State University (Fisher): $102,027 average salary

— University of Florida (Warrington): $100,504 average salary

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Update 11/11/20: This slideshow has been updated to reflect ranks and data from the 2021 U.S. News Best Business Schools rankings.

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