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Average Salary for Belmont University Alumni

Around 5,000 people attend Belmont University, a Interdenominational institution based in Nashville, Tenn. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Bruins!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank

1115
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

404
out of 476
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for For Sports Fans

327
out of 346

Typical Early Career Salary

$39,000
Belmont University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Administrative Assistant
4 salaries
$41,000  
   
Graphic Designer
4 salaries
$43,737  
Marketing Manager
4 salaries
$51,456  
Senior Accountant
3 salaries
$55,955  
Marketing Coordinator
3 salaries
$30,521  
Web Developer
3 salaries
$43,000  
Staff Accountant
2 salaries
$46,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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Belmont University Details

1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212-3757

5,289

Private Schools, For Sports Fans, Religious

67 %

5 %

64 %

19 %

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Industry

Graduates of Belmont work in a variety of industries including IT services, the education industry, and the software development industry. A large chunk of former Belmont students are employed in the health care industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. The retail industry is not a popular industry for Belmont grads, and less than two percent of them wind up in the field. Following graduation, Belmont students earn an average of $51K.

Jobs

Belmont grads who become Senior Accountants are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making around $56K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Marketing Managers and Graphic Designers; their salaries approach about $51K and $44K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Marketing Coordinators; alumni in this role face average salaries of $31K.

Locations

Belmont alumni love Nashville so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with close to one-half of grads staying on to find permanent employment. It is no surprise that Dallas, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is approximately $93K), is another of the most popular spots for former Belmont students. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Belmont grads is Los Angeles (median compensation is $46K). In addition, Belmont grads flock to neighboring Franklin as well as Brentwood.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Belmont grads with a Bachelor of Science in Biology (earnings climb to about $102K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Public Relations (PR) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of approximately $35K.

Skills

Many former Belmont students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and roughly one in ten grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Knowledge of Operations Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 71 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($87K). Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Marketing Communications, and Project Management rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just two-fifths of alumni report compensation for sick days and only one-fifth of alumni get vacation time. A fair portion of alumni receive health insurance, and a majority of graduates get dental coverage. Most survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Additional perks enjoyed by Belmont University grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $51K for Lindenwood University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Belmont grads. Other schools similar to Belmont include Lincoln Memorial University, Bellarmine University, and Brenau University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1070 1270
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats

Female
60 %
Male
40 %
Salary
$29,532 - $64,030
Salary
$30,930 - $78,740
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
$75,791
Country Music Association
$65,000
$100,750
$30,713 - $68,742
$43,000 - $65,496
$93,476

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