In 2015, the expected median starting salary for MBA graduates in the U.S. was $100,000. Add a specialization and salaries are likely to be even higher. Take technology management, for instance. Professionals in this field averaged $131,600 (or $63.27 per hour) in 2015, and the highest 10 percent averaged an impressive $187,200. Most employers require technology managers to have a graduate degree, with the most common degree being, you guessed it—an MBA.