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. Students here receive a well-rounded education — undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences is common. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Calvin grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

757th

20 Year Net ROI 

$227,000

Annual ROI 

4.4%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$167,000

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College Salary Report

492nd

Early Career Salary 

$43,600

Mid-Career Salary 

$74,000

% High Meaning 

56 %

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Calvin College School Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$15K$30K$45K
Staff Accountant
2 salaries
$45,000  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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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

73 %

17 %

61 %

24 %

Industry

Among Calvin grads, the software development industry is a commonly chosen career field. Given the high SAT scores reported by Calvin grads, their lower-than-average salaries are somewhat surprising. Those with a degree from Calvin make an average of $42K.

Gender

Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks about $62K per year, but the second group takes home only $40K.

Locations

Calvin students enjoy their time in Grand Rapids, and just over two-fifths of students actually choose to live and work there after graduating.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) will compensate Calvin grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in approximately $60K on average per year. Graduates holding a Bachelor's Degree fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $49K.

Skills

Knowledge of Scheduling seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 71 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $73K). Many former Calvin students are familiar with Project Management, and around one in four grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. 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. A large number of grads have medical plans, and a fair number of graduates have dental insurance. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most respondents contribute to a 401(k). Other benefits awarded to Calvin College alumni include life insurance, free drinks, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of Saint Norbert College pick up average paychecks of $45K, which is closest to the amount made by Calvin grads among similar schools. 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

Gender

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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
4%
$25,532 - $68,784
$43,745 - $71,216

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