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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. Students of this private university enjoy its big-city campus; Gainesville is home to a melting pot of social activities and entertainment. This report is based on the answers of Brenau University graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Staff Accountant
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Senior Accountant
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Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
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Human Resources (HR) Director
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Program Director, Healthcare
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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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, clinical care, and the community mental health center industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. Typical pay for those who graduated from Brenau University amounts to about $53K.


The number of female graduates outweighs the number of men; the school has a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1. There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $77K, but the median for the latter is only $54K.


The most generous salaries among Brenau University alumni are reportedly earned by Family Nurse Practitioners, whose earnings come to approximately $80K, followed by Healthcare Program Directors (around $75K) and Human Resources Directors ($71K). Staff Accountants face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $42K.


Many Brenau University grads end up living in Atlanta, deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. In addition, former Brenau University students often head to Norcross after graduating, where typical salaries come to $89K in this top-paying city. On the far end of the pay scale, Brenau University alumni often reside in Augusta, which is home to the lowest pay at $42K. Neighboring Gainesville is another common pick among Brenau University grads, along with Cumming.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $88K per year, Brenau University grads who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), General Business are the best paid among the alumni population. An Associate's Degree is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of around $31K.


Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 61 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($85K). Microsoft Excel is a common skill among Brenau University alumni — close to an eighth of grads mention using it at work. Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Accounts Receivable are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. A solid majority of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. The greater part of former students have medical plans, and a fair portion of respondents have dental insurance. Brenau University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of Gardner pick up average paychecks of about $51K, which is closest to the amount made by Brenau University grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Brenau University include Mercer University, Belmont University, and Lincoln Memorial University.

Test Scores

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* SAT writing score is not included.
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ACT Scores 19 21

Key Stats for Brenau University


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$34,006 - $67,447
$39,149 - $103,177
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Brenau University
$38,837 - $74,838
$35,375 - $60,629
$30,000 - $54,000

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