Does the average Harvard Medical school, or Wash U., or Johns Hopkins medical school graduate make more than a Tufts/NYU/Geoge Washington graduate? In business and law, I think there is a definite correlation between what tier school you attend and your future earning potential. For medicine, i think it is a little different. The Harvard's, Wash U.'s and Johns Hopkin's may produce more specialist in lucrative areas, but don't these schools also produce more of those who pursue academic medicine where pay is much less? I would say that schools just below the top ten or fifteen actually end up making more, if you were to compare the class averages, because more end up as specialists in private practice compared to those at the very top who many tend to end up as researchers or professors.