Average Salary for Auburn University Alumni

Auburn University is a school located in Auburn University, Ala. with around 20,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 16 percent of universities by return on investment. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Tigers!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Auburn University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Software Engineer
15 salaries
Operations Manager
11 salaries
Electrical Engineer
10 salaries
Project Engineer
9 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
9 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
9 salaries
Civil Engineer
8 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 733
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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 work in a variety of sectors including the construction industry, the architectural services industry, and the aerospace and defense industry. The most popular field is the manufacturing industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Auburn amounts to around $65K.


Male graduates of Auburn out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $70K versus about $51K for women.


The most lucrative professionals among Auburn alumni are Operations Managers; they earn a median annual salary of $80K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at approximately $75K and $70K, respectively, are Software Engineers and Mechanical Engineers. 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 students are Atlanta, Ga.-bound following college. With a median salary of about $82K, Houston, Texas represents the highest-paid city popular among Auburn grads. Auburn alumni in Auburn, Ala. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $45K. Nearby Birmingham, Ala. and Huntsville, Ala. also rank high on the list of cities for Auburn grads.

Degree Major

Former Tigers who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) and earn a median salary of $94K per year. Graduates holding a B.A. in Communication fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $41K.


Many former Auburn students are familiar with Project Management, and slightly less than a fifth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Tigers with Budget Management experience garner salaries that are 35 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; just under half of the alumni get vacation time, whereas just one in three grads get paid sick leave. For this school, a large number of alums are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of alumni pick up dental plans, too. A large number of alumni save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Graduates of Auburn University are also recipients of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Clemson University pick up average paychecks of $64K, which is closest to the amount made by Auburn grads among similar schools. 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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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
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