American University - Washington D.C. Alumni Average Salary

American University, an United Methodist school in Washington, Washington DC, has roughly 7,000 undergrads. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Eagles!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the American grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

268th

20 Year Net ROI 

$368,000

Annual ROI 

4.9%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$232,000

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College Salary Report

67th

Early Career Salary 

$73,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$139,000

% High Meaning 

41 %

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American University - Washington D.C. Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$31K$62K$93K
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
23 salaries
$42,473  
   
Attorney / Lawyer
20 salaries
$91,521  
Marketing Manager
19 salaries
$73,000  
Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization
16 salaries
$51,424  
Research Analyst
13 salaries
$50,635  
Account Manager
13 salaries
$53,120  
Financial Analyst
13 salaries
$65,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Apr 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,322

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About This School

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016-8001

American University School of International Service, The American University, American University, Washington D.C., American University

www.american.edu/admissions/

7,340

Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

80 %

5 %

19 %

Industry

American alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the public policy research and development industry, the management consulting industry, and the consulting industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the education industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of American is $61K.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of about $52K whereas the men's median is around $75K.

Locations

New York, N.Y. is another hot spot for American grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $200K). On the other hand, American alumni who end up in Washington, DC receive the lowest median salary of $61K.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS) leads to the highest pay for American grads ($81K on average per year). Those with a Bachelor's Degree, International Relations face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average approximately $44K per year.

Skills

For former Eagles, proficiency in Event Planning warrants a paycheck that is 1 percent more than other alumni salaries. Just under a fourth of American grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Marketing Communications, Media / Public Relations, and Data Analysis are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. Most former students save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health benefits extend to most respondents, and a strong majority of graduates also receive dental coverage. Other benefits that American University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, free drinks, and 403(b).

Related Schools

Compensation averages $70K for Marquette University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to American grads. Other schools similar to American include Georgetown University, Howard University, and Catholic University of America.

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Key Stats for American University - Washington D.C.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %
Salary
$34,521 - $87,854
Salary
$33,221 - $102,698

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

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