Average Salary for Brenau University Alumni

Around 2,000 people attend Brenau University, a institution based in Gainesville, Ga. A considerably greater proportion of women make up the student population with a female-to-male ratio of 5-to-1. From alumni reporting, however, it appears that men make more than their female counterparts after graduating. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Staff Accountant
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Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
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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; clinical care, the education industry, and the community mental health center industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. Starting salaries of $51K are the median among Brenau University grads.


With a 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio of survey respondents, women seem to represent the better half of this school's graduates.


Among Brenau University alumni, those working as Healthcare Program Directors report the highest median pay of about $75K, followed by Family Nurse Practitioners (around $72K), and Human Resources Directors ($71K). Staff Accountants face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $42K.


Atlanta, Ga. is a hub for Brenau University graduates — a large number call this city home. Cumming, Ga. is also a common destination for Brenau University grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of approximately $91K. Many Brenau University grads can't resist staying in Gainesville after graduating despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($41K). Graduates of Brenau University also relocate to Augusta, Ga., which is not far away, and Lawrenceville, Ga.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Brenau University alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) — they earn close to $69K on average per year. An Associate's Degree commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of approximately $31K.


Many Brenau University grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with roughly one in eight alumni using this program on the clock. Operations Management commands a pay premium of 95 percent for Brenau University grads. Also considered top-notch skills are Payroll Administration, Operations Management, and Budget Management.

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 grads opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health benefits extend to a large number of survey participants, and a fair number of grads also receive dental coverage. Brenau University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Mississippi College 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.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
870 1050
ACT Scores 19 21

Key Stats for Brenau University


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$35,670 - $68,041
$43,448 - $93,250
Less than 1 year
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
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$38,312 - $75,043
$36,000 - $60,000

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