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Average Salary for American Public University System Alumni

American Public University System is a university based in Charles Town, W.Va. that is home to around 44,000 undergraduates. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Typical Early Career Salary

$42,000
American Public University System Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Production Manager, Manufacturing
2 salaries
$66,000  
   
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
2 salaries
$75,500  
Paralegal
2 salaries
$38,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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About This School

111 W Congress St
Charles Town, WV 25414

www.apus.edu

43,964

Private School, For Profit

42 %

1 %

86 %


Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)

Industry

American Public University System alumni can most commonly be found in the real estate agency industry, the retail industry, and the consulting industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. A large chunk of former American Public University System students are employed in the health care industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. The average salary for a grad from American Public University System is $45K.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $42K whereas the men's median is $72K.

Jobs

The American Public University System alumni who make the most are Project Managers; they report a median pay of about $76K. Manufacturing Production Managers draw in a fair amount as well — around $66K. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Paralegals — they bring in approximately $38K.

Locations

The most popular destination for former American Public University System students is Tampa, Fla. Philadelphia, Pa. is another hot spot for American Public University System grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $88K). Though Memphis, Tenn. takes the cake for lowest pay among American Public University System grads (the median salary is approximately $26K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Other cities of interest include Winchester, Va. and Sacramento, Calif.

Degree Major

American Public University System students with a Master of Public Health (MPH), Public Health (PH) can expect to make the most money ($59K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. An Associate's Degree is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $33K.

Skills

Project Management commands a pay premium of 120 percent for American Public University System grads. Many former American Public University System students are familiar with Microsoft Office, and one in five grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Also considered top-notch skills are Operations Management, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one-third of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. A strong majority of alumni participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a fair number of alums are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of graduates report dental coverage, too. Graduates of American Public University System are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Graduates of American Public University System report the smallest average salaries relative to comparable schools; however, Stratford University alumni, who make an average of $60K, do not sit too far above American Public University System on the pay scale. Other schools similar to American Public University System include the University of Phoenix-Metro Detroit Campus, American InterContinental University-Online, and the University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus.

Key Stats for American Public University System

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %
Salary
$28,500 - $60,503
Salary
$36,524 - $91,418
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

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