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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National Salary Data 
Mechanical Engineer
49 salaries
Software Engineer
42 salaries
Civil Engineer
35 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
35 salaries
Electrical Engineer
29 salaries
Project Engineer
26 salaries
Industrial Designer
24 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,237

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About This School

Auburn, Alabama
Auburn University, AL 36849


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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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.


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


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.


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.


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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