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Average Salary for Capital University Alumni

Capital University is a Evangelical Lutheran Church university based in Columbus, Ohio that is home to around 3,000 undergraduates. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Religious

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Typical Early Career Salary

Capital University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Vice President (VP), Operations
3 salaries
General Counsel
2 salaries
Case Manager
2 salaries
Social Worker (BSW)
2 salaries
Senior Buyer
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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About This School

1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209-2394



Private School, Religious

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Former Capital University students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the financial services industry, the retail industry, and the banking industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is clinical care. The manufacturing industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among Capital University grads, with less than two percent of former students experienced in this area. The average starting salary for a graduate of Capital University is $57K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $55K on average compared to approximately $68K for male graduates.


The Capital University alumni who make the most are General Counsels; they report a median pay of around $160K. VPs of Operations and Senior Buyers draw in a fair amount as well — about $102K and $75K. BSW Social Workers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $31K.


Columbus is a popular place for Capital University students to settle after graduation, and more than half of grads find steadfast employment in the city. Another city that attracts a wealth of Capital University grads is Cleveland; given its high compensation (approximately $98K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though Cincinnati takes the cake for lowest pay among Capital University grads (the median salary is $37K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Pittsburgh is also a common pick among Capital University grads, along with Denver.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Capital University alumni are those with a B.A. in Business Communication — they earn close to around $100K per year. Those with a bachelor's degree in social work face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to $35K per year.


Knowledge of Budget Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 77 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($100K). Approximately one-sixth of Capital University grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Operations Management rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Half of the survey participants are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about two-fifths of alumni get paid sick leave. For this school, the greater part of graduates are the recipients of health benefits, and most survey participants pick up dental plans, too. A solid majority of former students set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Capital University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Queens University of Charlotte grads bring in salaries of around about $56K, making them the most similar to Capital University alumni in terms of earnings. The University of Rio Grande, College of Mount St. Joseph, and Oakland City University are also similar to Capital University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1400 1790
ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats for Capital University


55 %
45 %
$31,431 - $70,950
$38,567 - $83,669
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

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