Calvin College Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Grand Rapids, Mich., Calvin College, a Christian Reformed Church school, has a student population of roughly 4,000. Undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences is popular here. Replies from former Calvin students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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College ROI Report

447th

20 Year Net ROI 

$288,000

Annual ROI 

5.6%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$155,000

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College Salary Report

474th

Early Career Salary 

$42,700

Mid-Career Salary 

$74,500

% High Meaning 

59.0%

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Calvin College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$28K$56K$84K
Account Manager
3 salaries
$35,608  
   
Senior Accountant
3 salaries
$58,024  
Information Technology (IT) Manager
2 salaries
$73,500  
Program Project Manager
2 salaries
$50,000  
Business Development Manager
2 salaries
$81,350  
Software Engineer
2 salaries
$74,400  
Cost Accountant
2 salaries
$45,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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 %


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Industry

Graduates of Calvin go into IT services, the health care industry, and the architectural and engineering services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular professional field seems to be the manufacturing industry. The average salary for a grad from Calvin is $53K.

Gender

Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $59K per year, but the second group takes home only about $45K.

Jobs

Among Calvin alumni, those working as Business Development Managers report the highest median pay of $81K, followed by Software Engineers and Information Technology Managers (both approximately $74K). Account Managers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $36K in this job.

Locations

Many Calvin alumni seem to stick around Grand Rapids after wrapping up their studies; more than a third of grads remain to find permanent work. Seattle, Wash. is also a common destination for Calvin grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of around $80K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Calvin alumni is Ann Arbor, Mich., where earnings average $40K. Chicago, Ill. and Holland, Mich. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Calvin alumni are those with a B.A. in General Business — they earn close to $99K on average per year. A B.A. in English Language & Literature commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of around $28K.

Skills

Calvin College grads with Product Development abilities can expect to make 46 percent more than their former classmates (about $78K). Many former Calvin students are familiar with Project Management, and nearly one in six grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads earn paid vacation and just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. A strong majority of former students have medical plans, and the larger part of graduates have dental insurance. A strong majority of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Calvin College alumni are also on the receiving end of a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Saint Mary's College grads report the most similar salaries to Calvin alums, earning $58K on average. Wisconsin Lutheran College, East-West University, and Saint Norbert College are also similar to Calvin.

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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
43 %
Male
57 %
Salary
$32,086 - $66,887
Salary
$40,705 - $76,323
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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