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Average Salary for Brown University Alumni

Brown University is a private research university based in Providence, R.I. that is home to around 6,000 undergraduates. Students are faced with a challenging curriculum at this distinguished Ivy League school, but they still find time to cheer the Bears. This report is based on the answers of Brown graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank

30
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

20
out of 476
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Ivy League

3
out of 8

Typical Early Career Salary

$55,100
Brown University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Software Engineer
10 salaries
$95,000  
   
Senior Software Engineer
9 salaries
$110,000  
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
$68,400  
Account Manager
4 salaries
$64,985  
Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
3 salaries
$72,000  
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
3 salaries
$43,500  
Editor
3 salaries
$100,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 350
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Brown University Details

One Prospect Street
Providence, RI 02912

6,435

Private Schools, Research Universities, Ivy League, For Sports Fans

95 %

22 %

4 %

15 %

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Industry

Graduates of Brown are found working in a number of different fields including the health care industry, the software development industry, and the consulting industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the education industry. In line with impressive SAT scores and graduation rates, Brown grads also report top-earning positions in the workforce. Former Brown graduates tend to bring in $76K.

Gender

A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only approximately $62K on average compared to $88K for male graduates.

Jobs

Among Brown graduates, the biggest earners are Senior Software Engineers, who haul in about $110K on average. Next on the list are Finance Directors and Assistant Professors, bringing in $100K and around $96K, respectively. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Account Managers, making an average of $65K.

Locations

Home to a large number of Brown alums, New York is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Brown grads also flock to Seattle, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is around $90K). Brown University pride remains intact long after college is over, and many former students choose to live in Providence despite the city offering some of the lowest median pay (approximately $52K). Boston and San Francisco are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

Brown students with a medical degree can expect to make the most money ($275K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Biology — their annual income amounts to about $39K on average.

Skills

About a seventh of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Knowledge of Java seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 50 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($113K). Other prime know-hows include Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in four survey participants get paid sick time. A solid majority of graduates opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health insurance benefits extend to a solid majority of alums, and a fair portion of alums sign up for dental plans. Other benefits that Brown University alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Tufts University grads (who make an average of $73K) earn salaries most similar to Brown alumni. Boston University, Brandeis University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are also similar to Brown.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1990 2310
ACT Scores 29 34

Key Stats

Female
44 %
Male
56 %
Salary
$36,435 - $82,457
Salary
$46,137 - $119,991
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
15%
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
$50,028
$110,000
$100,229
$96,000
$40,865 - $122,577
$44,839 - $117,187
$37,752 - $111,910
$36,270 - $78,379

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