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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National Salary Data 
Software Engineer
7 salaries
Staff Accountant
6 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
6 salaries
Electrical Engineer
6 salaries
Marketing Specialist
5 salaries
High School Teacher
4 salaries
Communications Specialist
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 304

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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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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.


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


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).


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


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$29,000 - $45,781
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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
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$25,532 - $68,784
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