Average Salary for American Public University System Alumni

Nestled away in Charles Town, W.Va., American Public University System, a school, has a student population of roughly 44,000. This report is based on the answers of American Public University System graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

$42,000
American Public University System Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
2 salaries
$75,500  
   
Production Manager, Manufacturing
2 salaries
$66,000  
Paralegal
2 salaries
$38,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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

Graduates of American Public University System head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the real estate agency industry, the retail industry, and the consulting industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. 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. Starting salaries of $45K are the median among American Public University System grads.

Gender

In the American Public University System alumni community, men make a median salary of $73K compared to their female counterparts, who earn around $42K.

Jobs

American Public University System grads who become Project Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average approximately $76K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Manufacturing Production Managers — their salaries approach $66K. Salaries are anything but generous for Paralegals, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at about $38K.

Locations

Home to a large number of American Public University System alums, Tampa, Fla. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Another city that attracts a wealth of American Public University System grads is Sacramento, Calif.; given its high compensation ($92K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the other hand, American Public University System alumni who end up in Memphis, Tenn. receive the lowest median salary of about $26K. Winchester, Va. and Houston, Texas are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A Master of Public Health (MPH), Public Health (PH) leads to the highest pay for American Public University System grads (around $59K on average per year). Those holding an Associate's Degree are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $33K on average per year.

Skills

Microsoft Office is a popular skill among American Public University System alumni, with one-fifth of workers reporting using it on the job. For American Public University System grads, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is more than double other alumni salaries. Customer Service, Operations Management, and Microsoft Excel are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Just one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and merely one in three grads get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a strong majority of survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to the larger part of graduates as well. A fair number of survey participants participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Other benefits awarded to American Public University System alumni include 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 approximately $60K, do not sit too far above American Public University System on the pay scale. The University of Phoenix-Metro Detroit Campus, American InterContinental University-Online, and the University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus are also similar to American Public University System.

Key Stats for American Public University System

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %
Salary
$28,500 - $60,503
Salary
$36,337 - $92,044
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

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