Harvard Grads Median Comp = $70K

Bain & Company uqRH20
May 30 13 Comments

Have seen so many depressed posts about one's own comp. To be honest have been depressed about the comp myself too.

Wanted to post here what Harvard graduates make: https://features.thecrimson.com/2018/senior-survey/after-harvard-narrative/

Incredible since I know so many no-name school graduates at tech companies making a lot more.

Pretty sure 90% of Blind users upon seeing this will report a double-digit increase in their happiness. I certainly have.

Every time you see a braggart or "millionaire" on Blind, just think of those elite, super smart, prestigious Harvard grads making $70K a year.

Harvard Grads Median Comp = $70K

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Facebook public2
    What's your point? They make an average of 20k more than average undergrads in the first year. So what? First year comp is meaningless.
    May 30 4
    • I mean I got 160k TC out of college from a public school, but I don’t think I am an outliner among my CS friends.
      May 30
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

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      TechLeedmore
      Location makes all the difference. 100k in SF is like 30-40k in North Carolina.
      May 30
    • Intel D’s🥜
      30-40k is not the starting salary in NC for full time STEM jobs.
      May 31
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

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      TechLeedmore
      It was more of a comparison that 40% of your salary in SF is the base elsewhere at the SF rate. Not that getting paid 100k in SF means you're only worth 40k in NC.

      So SF paying higher is just a shift because the expenses and taxes take more of your income than in a state like NC.
      May 31
  • Microsoft MSFTBRO
    Dang, avg new grad salary is still ~50k?

    Wasnt that the case like 10-15 years ago as well? Hasnt gone up at all.
    May 30 3
    • Facebook public2
      Now about 51k, as high as 55k at one point. Demand for no experience is shrinking and like everything else in the economy the delta between have and have nots is growing. New cs grads are making 250k out of college while new history grads make 18k.
      May 30
    • Bain & Company uqRH20
      OP
      That’s the problem. Salaries have just remained stagnant. Rich getter richer and poor getting poorer. Only way out is software engineering.
      May 31
    • Facebook public2
      Software engineers aren't rich, they work for the rich.
      May 31
  • Google / Eng hooli.xyz
    $70k where? Citing salaries without locale is useless.
    May 30 1
    • Bain & Company uqRH20
      OP
      Well regardless of the location it’s 50% of Harvard grads. Since their grads are spread across the country I can’t imagine all those making 70k are in low cost cities
      May 31
  • Amazon Northman
    Life ain't a sprint, it's a marathon. What are those Harvard grads making after 10 years? How many of them are already worth millions and don't give a shit how much their first year comp is?
    May 31 1
    • Bain & Company uqRH20
      OP
      How about they have way worse chances of making 200k, on average, even after 10 years, than a CS grad
      Yes a few who go into PE may make a lot, but a large portion wont even make close to what FAANG engineers make
      May 31

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