Average Salary for Brenau University Alumni

Brenau University, a school in Gainesville, Ga., has roughly 2,000 undergrads. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
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Staff Accountant
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About This School

500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501-3668


Private School

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Graduates of Brenau University head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the education industry, the community mental health center industry, and the local government industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. The average starting salary for a graduate of Brenau University is $50K.


Among Brenau University alumni, those working as Family Nurse Practitioners report the highest median pay of $72K, followed by Accountants (about $48K). On the lower end, Staff Accountants report making around $42K.


The most popular destination for former Brenau University students is Atlanta, Ga. Cumming, Ga. is also a common destination for Brenau University grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $91K. Relative to other popular cities, Gainesville ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is $41K); however, Brenau University grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary. Graduates of Brenau University also relocate to Augusta, Ga., which is not far away, and Alpharetta, Ga.

Degree Major

Brenau University grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average approximately $59K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with an Associate's Degree tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $31K per year.


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Brenau University alumni, with around one in seven grads reporting using it on the job. Brenau University grads with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 149 percent more than other grads' salaries. Also considered top-notch skills are Payroll Administration, Microsoft Word, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in three grads, respectively). Most respondents receive health insurance, and a fair number of alums get dental coverage. A large number of former students report contributing to a 401(k). Brenau University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

William Carey University graduates, who earn $51K on average, make a similar amount to Brenau University grads. Gardner-Webb University, Mercer University, and Belmont University are also similar to Brenau University.

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Test Scores

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870 1050
ACT Scores 19 21

Key Stats for Brenau University


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$34,905 - $65,100
$43,448 - $93,250
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
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$38,647 - $73,250
$36,000 - $60,000

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