Auburn alumni can most commonly be found in the manufacturing industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and the education industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. Among Auburn grads, the banking industry is a commonly chosen career field. The average salary for a grad from Auburn is around $71K.
After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $80K per year compared to females' about $52K.
Auburn grads who become Chemical Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average approximately $104K annually. However, Operations Managers and Treasurers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $101K and $92K, respectively). Graphic Designers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $42K.
Many Auburn grads end up living in Atlanta, Ga., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Auburn alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Savannah, Ga., which offers a median salary of $101K. On the far end of the pay scale, Auburn alumni often reside in Tuscaloosa, Ala., which is home to the lowest pay at $41K. Nearby Birmingham, Ala. and Huntsville, Ala. also rank high on the list of cities for Auburn grads.
Financial compensation is highest for Auburn grads with a Bachelor's Degree, Chemical Engineering (average earnings climb to $103K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management (HRM) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of about $34K.
For former Tigers, proficiency in Operations Management warrants a paycheck that is 48 percent more than other alumni salaries. Auburn alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with one-fifth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Autodesk AutoCAD are among other dominant skills.
Benefits and Perks
Though a little less than half of the alumni get paid time off for vacation, only one-third of alumni receive paid sick leave. A large number of respondents have medical plans, and a strong majority of grads have dental insurance. Most alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Auburn University grads are also lucky enough to receive a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.
Median pay for University of Texas at Arlington grads is approximately $65K, making their salaries most similar to those of Auburn grads. Other schools similar to Auburn include the University of Alabama, the University of Southern Mississippi, and Clemson University.