Top Countries For MBA Salary levels


Last Updated on June 16, 2022 by MBA Gateway Team

MBA is the most preferred profession by students as well as professionals from different backgrounds. The reason which makes an MBA such a preferred profession is the growth that it provides to an individual in terms of work, designation, and finances of course. The generous MBA salary packages enjoyed by recent graduates are among the most celebrated of these, as are the prospects of further growth in this department. 

Here  is a list of top countries which do offer a good salary exposure:

  •  Australia

Australia is a wonderful place for study as well. It does offer a decent living to an individual while studying. In the Asia-Pacific market, Australia remains a key player and boasts the top average compensation for MBA jobs at US$133,100. While average salary levels are much lower than in Switzerland, this is made up for with big bonuses averaging over US$15,000. The strengthening of the Australian dollar plays a part in this. But the key factor is the competitive market, which seeks to hire the finest multinational MBAs from leading business schools across Asia, meaning that employers are prepared to pay out to secure the best graduates.

  • Switzerland

Heaven on Earth a very peaceful and safe place to live. It also offers a very good MBA education. At a time of austerity in Western Europe, Switzerland saw a slight decrease in MBA salary, but continues to head up the European tables, with average remuneration standing at US$129,700. This average rate is a reflection of the strengthening of the Swiss currency, but more importantly is due to the relocation of much multinational company’s headquarters, away from places like London or Frankfurt, to Switzerland in order to reduce corporate tax bills and this has led to an increased requirement for MBA graduates in the country.

  • UK

Businesses in the UK continue believe strongly in the value that MBAs bring. Accordingly, it stands fourth in the world for MBA salary levels (US$106,100). This confidence seems justified. In the service sector, MBA recruitment is seen as a considerable factor in the dominance of the industry in UK economy. Banking however, which also remains central to British economy, is still yet to regain full momentum in terms of MBA hiring in the post-crash world. The UK’s position on the global business education stage means that the value enjoyed by those who work there is also shared with those who have studied or gained some experience in the country.

  • France

The MBA market in France has been in decline over the last decade. It is no longer in the top 10 list for the total number of MBA jobs. Despite this, employers in France offer an average overall MBA salary and bonus of US$100,800 to their MBA employees, meaning that it stands at fifth in the world. Average salary levels in France actually exceed the UK’s if bonus levels are discounted.

  • US

MBA demand has been pretty flat in North America, but there are outlooks of up to 16% growth over the next year according to the QS report. This is seemingly due to the renewed confidence in economic recovery. This is echoed in Europe, which means the potential for renewed demand for MBA graduates from employers across the globe is high next year. However, looking to the present, despite the slowdown in growth, MBA salary levels in the country remain high, standing at US$98,300. It would not be a surprise to see an increase in employee incentives and salaries accompanying next year’s predicted surge in interest.

  • Germany

Although MBA salary levels in Germany are significantly lower than that of Switzerland, coming in at US$93,700, this is not necessarily representative of an equal lack of demand. Rather, this is due to the fact that more MBA employers in Germany are hiring internationally from Asia and the Indian subcontinent reflecting the German economy which thrives on the demand for German goods in Asia. Subsequently demand for Asian MBAs to join German companies and vice versa in order to maintain strong global, money-making relationships, is high.

  • Spain

Hit hard by austerity, Spain has seen a 16% contraction in the demand for MBA jobs this year but remains in the top 10 for overall MBA salary and bonus levels which sit at US$92,900 on average. There is good news on the horizon for MBA job availability though, with a forecast of 6% growth in demand in 2014. We can expect this to be reflected in future salaries.

  • Canada

Lastly is Canada with an average overall compensation of US$91,600. Along with the US, Canada is forecast to see a 16% growth in demand for MBA graduates which will see a huge shift in hiring confidence from both local and international companies. Big employers are recovering from the dip in the economy, particularly in the financial services, and are keen to hire new MBA graduates. This will undoubtedly lead to increased wage prospects and career progression.

Canada is full of dynamic culture and great opportunities ahead. One can get a permanent visa while studying.

The list is very amazing with wonderful places to live. All of the places have their own uniqueness but possess a similarity of providing great work experience and opportunities.


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