Capital University Alumni Average Salary

Around 3,000 people attend Capital University, an Evangelical Lutheran Church institution based in Columbus, Ohio. This report is based on the answers of Capital University graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This School

1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209-2394


Private School, Religious

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Capital University alumni can most commonly be found in the insurance and financial services industry, the banking industry, and the residential care or assisted living facility industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. Among Capital University grads, clinical care is a commonly chosen career field. Former Capital University students do not typically enter the financial services industry; in fact, less than five percent of graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. The average salary for a grad from Capital University is $57K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $67K per year compared to females' $53K.


The most lucrative professionals among Capital University alumni are General Counsels; they earn a median annual salary of around $160K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at approximately $75K and about $61K, respectively, are Senior Buyers and Human Resources Managers. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for BSW Social Workers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $31K.


A majority of Capital University grads stay in Columbus, Ohio, even though it offers the lowest median pay (about $50K). On the opposite end of the pay scale is Cleveland, Ohio, a top-paying city for Capital University grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of $143K).

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) will compensate Capital University grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $320K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a bachelor's degree in social work tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $36K per year.


Legal Compliance commands a pay premium of 148 percent for Capital University grads. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among Capital University alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, close to a tenth of former students report doing so. Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Employee Relations are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Approximately half of the survey participants can rely on paid vacation days, but just one in three grads have the luxury of paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a large number of graduates contribute to a 401(k). Health benefits extend to a large number of survey participants, and a strong majority of alumni also receive dental coverage. Additional benefits handed to Capital University alumni include life insurance, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Median pay for Aquinas College grads is approximately $56K, making their salaries most similar to those of Capital University grads. The University of Rio Grande, College of Mount St. Joseph, and Oakland City University are also similar to Capital University.

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SAT Scores 1400 1790
ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats for Capital University


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$30,263 - $70,062
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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