A heat-map of post-MBA salary levels.

MarketWatch markets editor Mark DeCambre taps into U.S. News & World Report data to gin up a geographical look at business school graduates' wherewithal, and where that is.

It's more than a hypothetical issue, since ass DeCambre notes, M.B.A. grads emerge with their degrees with upwards of $100k in student debt to pay off. He writes:

The hefty debt load makes figuring out where M.B.A.s can get the biggest bang for their buck all the more important, but it also makes finding the best place to take their talents, all the more important.

New Hampshire ($117,860), Connecticut ($110,000), North Carolina ($105,143) and Massachusetts ($103,956) are among the top, according to an interactive chart from Graphiq.
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