Auburn University Alumni Average Salary

Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than Auburn University. It is a university based in Auburn University, Ala. that is ranked in the top 16 percent of universities by return on investment. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Tigers!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Operations Manager
11 salaries
Project Engineer
9 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
7 salaries
Chemical Engineer
6 salaries
Civil Engineer
6 salaries
Software Engineer
6 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 489
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Auburn, Alabama
Auburn University, AL 36849


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Auburn alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the construction industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and the banking industry. A large chunk of former Auburn students are employed in the manufacturing industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Those with an education from Auburn earn an average of about $65K.


In the Auburn alumni community, men make a median salary of $70K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $50K.


Among Auburn graduates, the biggest earners are Software Engineers, who haul in approximately $75K on average. Next on the list are Operations Managers and Mechanical Engineers, bringing in around $72K each. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Manufacturing Engineers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $52K.


A large number of students head to Atlanta, Ga. after college. In addition, former Auburn students often head to Houston, Texas after graduating, where the median salary comes to $83K in this top-paying city. Though Auburn, Ala. takes the cake for lowest pay among Auburn grads (the median salary is $44K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Other popular cities for Auburn alumni include nearby Birmingham, Ala. and Huntsville, Ala.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration leads to the highest pay for Auburn grads (about $98K on average per year). Those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Supply Chain Management face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $43K per year.


Project Management is a popular skill among Auburn alumni, with a little less than one-fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Former Tigers who have experience with Budget Management can expect to make 33 percent more than other alumni ($87K on average). Competency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Operations Management also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly less than half of the respondents do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. For this school, a large number of grads are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of graduates pick up dental plans, too. Additional perks enjoyed by Auburn University grads 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. Other schools similar to Auburn include the University of Alabama, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the University of Mississippi.

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SAT Scores 1570 1890
ACT Scores 24 30

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