Calvin College Alumni Average Salary

Calvin College is a Christian Reformed Church university based in Grand Rapids, Mich. that is home to around 4,000 undergraduates. The school prioritizes education in the liberal arts and sciences for undergraduate students. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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424th

20 Year Net ROI 

$327,000

Annual ROI 

5.9%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$161,000

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492nd

Early Career Salary 

$43,600

Mid-Career Salary 

$74,000

% High Meaning 

56 %

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Calvin College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$28K$56K$84K
Mechanical Engineer
7 salaries
$62,489  
   
Software Engineer
6 salaries
$83,500  
Staff Accountant
5 salaries
$45,324  
Marketing Specialist
5 salaries
$39,000  
Project Engineer
4 salaries
$56,860  
Electrical Engineer
4 salaries
$60,000  
High School Teacher
4 salaries
$41,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Dec 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 309
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About This School

3201 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

www.calvin.edu/admissions/

3,959

Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious, Sober School

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Industry

The most popular career sector among alumni is the software development industry. Salaries are quite modest for Calvin alumni, inconsistent with the impressive SAT results reported by this group. Following graduation, Calvin students earn an average of $43K.

Gender

After graduation, women go on to earn an average of around $40K per year compared to men, who earn approximately $60K.

Locations

Grand Rapids is a popular place for Calvin students to settle after graduation, and just over two-fifths of grads find steadfast employment in the city.

Degree Major

Calvin College grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) and earn a median salary of $60K per year. A Bachelor's Degree offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($49K).

Skills

Calvin College grads with Scheduling abilities can expect to make 68 percent more than their former classmates (about $73K). Many Calvin grads have knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, with close to one-fourth of alumni using this program on the clock. Experience with Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Social Media Marketing is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

A fair number of alumni save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A fair number of grads have medical plans, and more than half of survey participants have dental insurance. Calvin College alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, flexible hours, free drinks, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Saint Norbert College graduates, who earn $45K on average, make a similar amount to Calvin grads. Other schools similar to Calvin include Wisconsin Lutheran College, Saint Mary's College, and East-West University.

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Key Stats for Calvin College

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %
Salary
$29,000 - $45,781
Salary
$51,456 - $87,429
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
$25,532 - $68,784
$43,745 - $71,216

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