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. Many students here pick up classes in the liberal arts and sciences. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This School

3201 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546


Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious, Sober School

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A large chunk of former Calvin students are employed in the software development industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. For Calvin alumni — a demographic with impressive SAT scores — salaries actually come in on the lower end. Calvin graduates see an average starting salary of around $42K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $40K whereas the men's median is about $62K.


Many Calvin alumni seem to stick around Grand Rapids after wrapping up their studies; just over two-fifths of grads remain to find permanent work.

Degree Major

A graduate with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Calvin can rake in a whopping average $60K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Those with a Bachelor's Degree face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $49K per year.


Calvin College grads who have experience with Scheduling can expect to make 71 percent more than other alumni ($73K on average). About one in four grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Also considered top-notch skills are Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, and Social Media Marketing.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. For this school, most graduates are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of graduates pick up dental plans, too. A large number of former students participate in a 401(k) program. Calvin College graduates also take advantage of life insurance, free drinks, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Saint Norbert College grads (who make an average of approximately $45K) earn salaries most similar to Calvin alumni. Other schools similar to Calvin include Wisconsin Lutheran College, Saint Mary's College, and East-West University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1048 1310
ACT Scores 23 29

Key Stats for Calvin College


57 %
43 %
$29,000 - $45,781
$50,794 - $88,563

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$25,532 - $68,784
$43,745 - $71,216

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