Bucknell University Alumni Average Salary

Bucknell University is a university based in Lewisburg, Pa. that is home to around 4,000 undergraduates. Though student life tends to revolve around sports, Bucknell University is also home to some of the brightest undergraduates in the country, and academics are highly valued. This report is based on the answers of Bucknell graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Project Engineer
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Mechanical Engineer
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Process Engineer
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Software Developer
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Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 405

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About This School

One Dent Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837



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

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A large chunk of former Bucknell students are employed in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. In line with impressive SAT scores and graduation rates, Bucknell grads also report top-earning positions in the workforce. Following graduation, Bucknell students earn an average of around $77K.

Degree Major

Bucknell grads who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $74K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Economics tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average about $60K per year.


Bucknell alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with around one in four grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Client Interaction commands a pay premium of 20 percent for former Bisons. Other prime know-hows include Risk Management / Risk Control, Construction Estimating, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; almost all graduates are rewarded with health insurance and a large number of grads report dental coverage, too. Almost all former students allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Alumni of Bucknell University also take in a casual working environment, gym / health club / fitness membership, a company-subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Juniata College grads (who make an average of approximately $80K) earn salaries most similar to Bucknell alumni. Other schools similar to Bucknell include Susquehanna University, Lycoming College, and Muhlenberg College.

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