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. Students here receive a well-rounded education — undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences is common. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Software Engineer
7 salaries
Mechanical Engineer
6 salaries
Staff Accountant
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: 22 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 302

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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 software development industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Unfortunately, former Calvin students — a population with excellent SAT results — report salaries on the lower end of the pay scale. The average salary for a grad from Calvin is about $43K.


Male graduates of Calvin out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $60K versus approximately $40K for women.


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

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. A Bachelor's Degree commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $49K.


For Calvin College grads, proficiency in Scheduling warrants a paycheck that is 68 percent more than other alumni salaries. Many former Calvin students are familiar with Project Management, and nearly one in four grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Also considered top-notch skills are Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, and Windows Operating System General Use.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one in three grads) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in six survey participants get sick time. It is no small feat that a strong majority of survey participants are given health coverage, and more than half of graduates accept dental insurance. A fair number of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Calvin College alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, free drinks, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of Saint Norbert College pick up average paychecks of around $45K, which is closest to the amount made by Calvin grads among similar schools. Wisconsin Lutheran College, Saint Mary's College, and East-West University are also similar to Calvin.

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Key Stats for Calvin College


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$29,000 - $45,781
$51,456 - $87,429

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
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1-4 years
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$25,532 - $68,784
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