Bucknell University Alumni Average Salary

Bucknell University, a school in Lewisburg, Pa., has roughly 4,000 undergrads. Sports occupy center stage in student life (Go Bisons!), but academics are extremely important, too. This summary is derived from information given by Bucknell grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

62nd

20 Year Net ROI 

$604,000

Annual ROI 

6.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$240,000

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College Salary Report

52nd

Early Career Salary 

$58,600

Mid-Career Salary 

$107,000

% High Meaning 

46 %

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Bucknell University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$33K$66K$99K
Project Engineer
17 salaries
$63,602  
   
Mechanical Engineer
7 salaries
$78,817  
Software Engineer
5 salaries
$97,159  
Account Manager
5 salaries
$45,781  
Electrical Engineer
5 salaries
$73,356  
Human Resources (HR) Director
5 salaries
$86,679  
Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer
5 salaries
$53,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 May 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 394
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About This School

One Dent Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837

www.bucknell.edu/x68.xml

3,532

Private School, Liberal Arts, Party School, For Sports Fans

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30 %

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Industry

Graduates of Bucknell work in a variety of sectors including the software development industry, the transportation industry, and public K-12 education. Among Bucknell grads, the financial services industry is a commonly chosen career field. The average starting salary for a graduate of Bucknell is $74K.

Jobs

Bucknell grads who become Software Engineers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average about $108K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Mechanical Engineers and Program Project Managers; their salaries approach approximately $79K and $67K, respectively. Operations Analysts face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $58K.

Locations

The most popular destination for former Bucknell students is New York, N.Y. In addition, former Bucknell students often head to Morristown, N.J. after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $89K in this top-paying city. Home to the lowest median salary for Bucknell alumni is Nashville, Tenn., a popular place for former students despite its $51K average paycheck. Graduates of Bucknell also relocate to Philadelphia, Pa., which is not far away, and Boston, Mass.

Degree Major

Bucknell grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $132K per year. Those holding a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in around $50K on average per year.

Skills

For former Bisons, proficiency in Client Interaction warrants a paycheck that is 5 percent more than other alumni salaries. Project Management is a popular skill among Bucknell alumni, with about one in four grads reporting using it on the job. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Client Interaction are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. The vast majority of former students have medical plans, and a large number of former students have dental insurance. Almost all survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Bucknell University grads also enjoy benefits like a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for Lafayette College grads is $65K, making their salaries most similar to those of Bucknell grads. Other schools similar to Bucknell include Susquehanna University, Lycoming College, and Juniata College.

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Key Stats for Bucknell University

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %
Salary
$39,732 - $78,329
Salary
$50,033 - $87,487
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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