Average Salary for Brenau University Alumni

Brenau University is a university based in Gainesville, Ga. that is home to around 2,000 undergraduates. A considerably greater proportion of women make up the student population with a female-to-male ratio of 4-to-1. From alumni reporting, however, it appears that men make more than their female counterparts after graduating. The data for this snapshot was collected from Brenau University graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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About This School

500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501-3668


Private School

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Brenau University alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the community mental health center industry, the education industry, and the health clinic industry. The most popular field is the health care industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Brenau University is about $50K.


The school's graduates who answered the questionnaire are largely female (the female-to-male ratio is 3 to 1).


The Brenau University alumni who make the most are Family Nurse Practitioners; they report a median pay of $72K. Accountants draw in a fair amount as well — approximately $48K. Staff Accountants face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at around $42K.


Many Brenau University grads end up living in Atlanta, Ga., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. With a median salary of $91K, Cumming, Ga. represents the highest-paid city popular among Brenau University grads. Living in Gainesville after college is common among Brenau University grads, whose love for the area is more important than the below-average median pay ($41K). Other popular cities for Brenau University alumni include nearby Augusta, Ga. and Alpharetta, Ga.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) will compensate Brenau University grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $59K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding an Associate's Degree — their annual income amounts to approximately $31K on average.


Many former Brenau University students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and one in seven grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Knowledge of Budget Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 20 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $61K). Other top skills include Payroll Administration, Customer Service, and Financial Reporting.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. Most alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of former students receive dental plans, too. Most respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Brenau University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, William Carey University grads (who make an average of about $51K) earn salaries most similar to Brenau University alumni. Gardner-Webb University, Mercer University, and Belmont University are also similar to Brenau University.

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ACT Scores 19 21

Key Stats for Brenau University


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