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Average Salary for Bastyr University Alumni

Bastyr University is located in Kenmore. A considerably greater proportion of women make up the student population with a female-to-male ratio of 4-to-1. Based on student and alumni reporting, however, men appear to make more than their female counterparts after graduating. The data for this snapshot was collected from Bastyr University graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Bastyr University Alumni

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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About This School

14500 Juanita Drive NE
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966



Private School

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Among Bastyr University grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. Starting salaries of $53K are common among Bastyr University grads.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in approximately $120K after graduating from Bastyr University, the average woman earns only $47K. Home to more women than men (the school's student population is more than 3 to 1 female-to-male), most graduates here are women.


Among Bastyr University alumni, those working as Physician / Doctor, Naturopathics report the highest median pay of $78K, followed by Registered Dietitians (about $53K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Acupuncturists; alumni in this role face average salaries of around $23K.


Denver is a hot spot for Bastyr University alum. With a median salary of $93K, Bellevue represents the highest-paid city popular among Bastyr University grads. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Bastyr University alumni is Seattle, where earnings average approximately $41K.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS), Nutrition leads to the highest pay for Bastyr University grads ($57K per year). A Master of Science (MS), Oriental Medicine is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of $24K.


Competency in Microsoft Office translates into above-average pay for Bastyr University grads — they earn 69 percent more than their fellow graduates. Proficiency in Acupuncture is common among Bastyr University alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one-fourth of former students report doing so. Competency in Nutrition, Counseling, and Accounting also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fifth of alumni get sick time. Dental insurance applies to a majority of alumni, and a fair portion of former students report health coverage. Most graduates save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Alumni of Bastyr University also take in a casual working environment and life insurance.

Related Schools

Schools similar to Bastyr University include the University of Western States, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, and National College of Natural Medicine.

Key Stats for Bastyr University


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

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