Average Salary for Auburn University Alumni

Combining good value and great education, Auburn University, a public research university based in Auburn University, Ala., is ranked in the top 17 percent of universities by ROI. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

$47,100
Auburn University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Software Engineer
19 salaries
$73,977  
   
Electrical Engineer
14 salaries
$65,205  
Civil Engineer
13 salaries
$69,238  
Mechanical Engineer
12 salaries
$67,407  
Project Manager, Construction
12 salaries
$59,827  
Operations Manager
12 salaries
$77,949  
Project Engineer
11 salaries
$62,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 933
United States (change)

About This School

Auburn, Alabama
Auburn University, AL 36849

www.auburn.edu/admissions/

19,799

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

68 %

20 %

40 %

13 %


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

Industry

Graduates of Auburn are found working in a number of different fields including the architectural services industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and the manufacturing industry. The majority of Auburn alumni wind up in the construction industry. Those with an education from Auburn earn an average of around $65K.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn $69K per year compared to females' $51K.

Jobs

Auburn grads who become Operations Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in $78K annually. However, Software Engineers and Project Engineers also rank as top-earners (bringing in about $75K and $66K, respectively). On the lower end, Construction Project Managers report making approximately $61K.

Locations

A large number of students head to Atlanta after college. With a median salary of about $81K, Houston represents the highest-paid city popular among Auburn grads. Though Auburn takes the cake for lowest pay among Auburn grads (the median salary is around $48K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Other cities of interest among Auburn alumni include nearby Birmingham and Huntsville.

Employers

Typical salaries reach approximately $80K at Southern Company, where former Auburn students can easily make the most money. The lowest-paying salaries are found among university employees, where earnings are $44K.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $91K per year, former Tigers who have a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering are the best paid among the alumni population. Annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Psychology are the lowest of the pack, earning $45K.

Skills

For former Tigers, proficiency in Budget Management warrants a paycheck that is 31 percent more than other alumni salaries. Slightly less than a fifth of Auburn grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). A solid majority of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. A solid majority of alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair portion of survey participants receive dental plans, too. Alumni of Auburn University also take in life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Clemson University grads bring in salaries of around $63K, making them the most similar to Auburn alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Auburn include The University of Alabama, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the University of Mississippi.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1570 1890
ACT Scores 24 30

Key Stats for Auburn University

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %
Salary
$32,346 - $72,202
Salary
$42,161 - $92,077
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 357 votes.
$55,799 - $95,573
$18,313 - $50,773
$49,132 - $67,004
$47,000 - $84,000
$39,682 - $91,412
$38,687 - $77,453
$39,480 - $91,359
$24,165 - $60,173
$36,046 - $76,794

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