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Average Salary for Brenau University Alumni

Founded in Gainesville, Ga., Brenau University is an institution of higher learning for around 2,000 students. This private university offers a world of opportunities for the urban adventurer. Situated in the heart of Gainesville, students have easy access to a wealth of restaurants, entertainment, and cultural experiences. This report is based on the answers of Brenau University graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for None

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Typical Early Career Salary

Brenau University Alumni

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Brenau University Details

500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501-3668


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The education industry, clinical care, and the manufacturing industry are just a few of the areas in which Brenau University grads find work. A large chunk of former Brenau University students are employed in the health care industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. The average starting salary for a graduate of Brenau University is $52K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of approximately $53K per year compared to men, who earn $81K. The number of female graduates outweighs the number of men; the school has a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.


Brenau University grads who become Financial Controllers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making about $88K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Family Nurse Practitioners and Healthcare Program Directors; their salaries approach $80K and $75K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Staff Accountants, who report earnings of around $42K.


Atlanta is a hub for Brenau University graduates — a large number call this city home. Brenau University alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Norcross, which offers median salaries of approximately $89K. Though Augusta takes the cake for lowest pay among Brenau University grads (the median salary is $42K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Nearby Gainesville is also a top pick for Brenau University grads, as is Alpharetta.

Degree Major

Brenau University students with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting can expect to make the most money (around $116K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Those holding an Associate's Degree are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $31K per year.


Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among Brenau University alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, close to one-eighth of former students report doing so. For Brenau University grads, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is 64 percent more than other alumni salaries. Competency in Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Payroll Administration also warrants excellent retribution.

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-third of alumni, respectively). Health coverage is awarded to a solid majority of grads, and dental insurance is issued to most respondents as well. A strong majority of grads set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Brenau University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Mississippi College grads report the most similar salaries to Brenau University alums, earning $51K on average. Other schools similar to Brenau University include Gardner-Webb University, Mercer University, and Belmont University.

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$34,348 - $67,447
$39,453 - $99,500
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Brenau University
$37,986 - $75,256
$30,000 - $54,000
$35,375 - $60,629

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