Average Salary for Belhaven University Alumni

Around 3,000 people attend Belhaven University, a Presbyterian Church (USA) institution based in Jackson, Miss. This summary is derived from information given by Belhaven University grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

$39,600
Belhaven University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Account Executive
2 salaries
$62,400  
   
Payroll Manager
2 salaries
$62,162  
Accounting Manager
2 salaries
$67,600  
Human Resources Analyst
2 salaries
$48,000  
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About This School

1500 Peachtree St
Jackson, MS 39202

2,749

Private School, Religious

40 %

3 %

57 %

44 %


Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)

Industry

Professionally, the banking industry, the mortgage servicing industry, and the medical implants, wholesale industry are popular business areas among Belhaven University alumni. The retail industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Salaries are quite modest for Belhaven University alumni, inconsistent with the impressive SAT results reported by this group. Following graduation, Belhaven University students earn an average of $49K.

Jobs

Former Belhaven University students with an interest in making money consider becoming Accounting Managers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to approximately $68K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Account Executives and Payroll Managers (around $62K each). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Human Resources Analysts; alumni in this role face average salaries of about $48K.

Locations

Infamous for its meager salaries (average pay is the lowest at $47K), more than a third of Belhaven University students still call Jackson, Miss. their home after graduation. Belhaven University alumni in search of the largest paycheck, on the other hand, will find it in Sugar Land, Texas where $75K is the average pay. Other popular cities include Orlando, Fla. and Houston, Texas.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Belhaven University grads with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (average earnings climb to $68K per year). Graduates holding a Master of Science (MS), Leadership fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $35K.

Skills

Knowledge of Human Resources seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 38 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($68K). Many former Belhaven University students are familiar with Microsoft Office, and just under one-fifth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Experience with Operations Management, Customer Service, and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; more than half of alums get vacation time, whereas just two-fifths of alumni get paid sick leave. Most former students plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Dental insurance applies to the larger part of grads, and a large number of alums report health coverage. Belhaven University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Columbia College grads is around $50K, making their salaries most similar to those of Belhaven University grads. Lee University, Oklahoma Christian University, and Southwestern College are also similar to Belhaven University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
902 1180
ACT Scores 19 25

Key Stats for Belhaven University

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %
Salary
$27,534 - $67,530
Salary
$38,539 - $70,900
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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