Auburn University Alumni Average Salary

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at Auburn University, a university based in Auburn University, Ala.. The school is ranked in the top 16 percent of universities by return on investment. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Tigers!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Auburn grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

364th

20 Year Net ROI 

$349,000

Annual ROI 

6.0%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$165,000

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College Salary Report

169th

Early Career Salary 

$48,700

Mid-Career Salary 

$88,000

% High Meaning 

54 %

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Auburn University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$26K$52K$78K
Software Engineer
42 salaries
$75,335  
   
Mechanical Engineer
42 salaries
$68,888  
Project Manager, Construction
37 salaries
$70,678  
Civil Engineer
32 salaries
$66,155  
Electrical Engineer
29 salaries
$71,618  
Project Engineer
24 salaries
$62,936  
Industrial Designer
23 salaries
$49,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Dec 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,175
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About This School

Auburn, Alabama
Auburn University, AL 36849

www.auburn.edu/admissions/

19,799

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Industry

Professionally, the banking industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and the health care services industry are popular business areas among Auburn alumni. The majority of Auburn alumni wind up in the manufacturing industry. Graduates of Auburn earn $72K on average.

Gender

After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes around $52K where the average male graduate hauls home about $81K.

Jobs

The most generous salaries among Auburn alumni are reportedly earned by Chief Financial Officers, whose median earnings come to $129K, followed by Chemical Engineers (approximately $104K) and Treasurers ($92K). On the lower end, Graphic Designers report making $42K.

Locations

Many Auburn grads flock to Atlanta, Ga. The top-paying city popular with Auburn alumni is Savannah, Ga., which offers a median salary of around $101K. On the other end, Auburn grads flock to Montgomery, Ala., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $45K. Other common destinations for Auburn grads include close-by Birmingham, Ala. and Huntsville, Ala.

Degree Major

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 $34K.

Skills

Project Management is a popular skill among Auburn alumni, with about a fifth of workers reporting using it on the job. Former Tigers with Operations Management abilities can expect to make 45 percent more than their former classmates (about $105K). Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and autodesk autocad are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly half of the respondents do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. For this school, a large number of grads are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of survey participants pick up dental plans, too. A large number of respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Auburn University grads also enjoy benefits like a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Old Dominion University grads bring in salaries of around $65K, 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 Clemson University.

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Key Stats for Auburn University

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %
Salary
$34,287 - $81,313
Salary
$44,846 - $102,476
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
$35,920 - $90,601
$33,275 - $88,402
$68,500 - $110,000
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$103,000
$69,250
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$35,977 - $71,625
$44,500 - $81,350
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