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Average Salary for Auburn University Alumni

Auburn University, a public research university based in Auburn University, Ala., that is ranked in the top 17 percent of universities by ROI, gives students and parents great value for their tuition dollar. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

out of 420

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

Auburn University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Software Engineer
24 salaries
Civil Engineer
20 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
18 salaries
Project Engineer
16 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
15 salaries
Electrical Engineer
15 salaries
Operations Manager
14 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,199
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Auburn University Details

Auburn, Alabama
Auburn University, AL 36849


State Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans

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Auburn alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the aerospace and defense industry, the architectural services industry, and the manufacturing industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the construction industry. Starting salaries of $64K are common among Auburn grads.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only around $51K on average compared to approximately $69K for male graduates.


Among Auburn graduates, the biggest earners are Operations Managers and Software Engineers, who haul in about $78K on average. Project Engineers do well for themselves as well, making $66K. Construction Project Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $61K.


Many Auburn students are Atlanta-bound following college. With a median salary of $82K, Houston represents the highest-paid city popular among Auburn grads. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Auburn grads is Auburn (median compensation is about $49K). Nearby Birmingham and Huntsville also rank high on the list of cities for Auburn grads.


Auburn grads can make the most money at Southern Company; average pay at this company is around $80K. The school itself is home to some of the lowest pay, with employees earning an average of $44K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering leads to the highest pay for Auburn grads ($90K per year). A B.A. in Communication is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of $42K.


Project Management is a common skill among Auburn alumni — slightly less than a fifth of grads mention using it at work. For former Tigers, proficiency in Engineering Design warrants a paycheck that is 22 percent more than other alumni salaries. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to the greater part of alums, and a fair portion of respondents sign up for dental plans. The greater part of alumni participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Other benefits awarded to Auburn University alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $65K for Clemson University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Auburn grads. Other schools similar to Auburn include The University of Alabama, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the University of Mississippi.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1600 1890
ACT Scores 24 30

Key Stats

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Less than 1 year
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 412 votes.
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