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Average Salary for Brown University Alumni

Around 6,000 people attend Brown University, a private research institution based in Providence, R.I. At this Ivy League institution, students enjoy an enriching college experience complete with a strong sports tradition. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Brown grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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
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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  
Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
3 salaries
$80,000  
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
3 salaries
$90,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Jan 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 331
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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

Brown alumni can most commonly be found in the health care industry, the software development industry, and the consulting industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The education industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. True to type, Brown alumni go from receiving above-average SAT scores to landing well-paid positions in the workforce. Following graduation, Brown students earn an average of approximately $75K.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $62K whereas the men's median is $87K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among Brown alumni are earned by Senior Software Engineers — these former students make about $110K per year. The next biggest paychecks ($100K) go to Software Development Engineers and Editors. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Account Managers — they bring in $65K.

Locations

Those with a degree from Brown often relocate to New York after college. Brown grads also flock to Seattle, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is around $90K). Brown University alumni often stay in Providence following graduation despite having one of the lowest median salaries among popular cities (about $52K). Other popular cities include Boston and San Francisco.

Degree Major

Former Bears who fare the best in terms of salary hold a medical degree and earn $275K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Biology — their annual income amounts to approximately $39K on average.

Skills

Project Management is a popular skill among Brown alumni, with close to a seventh of grads reporting using it on the job. Knowledge of C++ seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 57 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($118K). Proficiency in Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

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 four survey participants, respectively). The greater part of former students have medical plans, and a fair portion of alums have dental insurance. To plan for old age, the greater part of respondents maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Brown University grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of Columbia University in the City of New York pick up average paychecks of $77K, which is closest to the amount made by Brown grads among similar schools. 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
43 %
Male
57 %
Salary
$36,435 - $81,381
Salary
$45,316 - $117,597
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
$50,028
$110,000
$100,229
$96,000
$40,723 - $117,447
$46,062 - $118,306
$36,703 - $101,736
$36,270 - $78,379

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