Average Salary for Auburn University Alumni

Around 20,000 undergrads attend Auburn University, a school in Auburn University, Ala.. The school sits in the top 16 percent of universities by return on investment. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Tigers!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Auburn University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Software Engineer
13 salaries
Operations Manager
10 salaries
Electrical Engineer
9 salaries
Project Engineer
9 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
9 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
8 salaries
Manufacturing Engineer
7 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 665
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About This School

Auburn, Alabama
Auburn University, AL 36849



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of Auburn head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the construction industry, the architectural services industry, and the aerospace and defense industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular field is the manufacturing industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Auburn amounts to approximately $65K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $70K, but the median for the latter is only about $51K.


In the Auburn alumni professional community, Operations Managers make the highest median pay ($80K), though Software Engineers (around $75K), and Mechanical Engineers ($70K) are close competitors. Project Engineers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $62K in this job.


Many Auburn grads end up living in Atlanta, Ga., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. The top-paying city popular with Auburn alumni is Houston, Texas, which offers a median salary of about $82K. On the far end of the pay scale, Auburn alumni often reside in Auburn, Ala., which is home to the lowest pay at $45K. Nearby Birmingham, Ala. and Huntsville, Ala. also rank high on the list of cities for Auburn grads.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) will compensate Auburn grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in approximately $94K on average per year. Those with a B.A. in Communication face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $41K per year.


Former Tigers with Budget Management abilities can expect to make 35 percent more than their former classmates ($88K). Project Management is a common skill among Auburn alumni — just under a fifth of grads mention using it at work. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; just under half of the survey participants report receiving the former, but only one in three grads report receiving the latter. A large number of grads set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Most alums receive health insurance, and a strong majority of grads get dental coverage. Additional benefits handed to Auburn University alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Clemson University grads report the most similar salaries to Auburn alums, earning $64K on average. The University of Alabama, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the University of Mississippi are also similar to Auburn.

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Test Scores

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SAT Scores 1570 1890
ACT Scores 24 30

Key Stats for Auburn University


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