Average Salary for Capital University Alumni

Capital University is an Evangelical Lutheran Church university based in Columbus, Ohio that is home to around 3,000 undergraduates. The figures in this rundown were provided by Capital University alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Capital University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
General Counsel
2 salaries
Social Worker (BSW)
2 salaries
Senior Buyer
2 salaries
Vice President (VP), Operations
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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About This School

1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209-2394



Private School, Religious

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Graduates of Capital University work in a variety of sectors including the insurance and financial services industry, the banking industry, and the manufacturing industry. The most popular field is clinical care. Graduates of Capital University earn about $57K on average.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks approximately $68K per year, but the second group takes home only $55K.


General Counsels win the contest for best-paid Capital University alumni, making $160K on average every year, though VPs of Operations (around $125K), and Senior Buyers ($75K) are not far behind. BSW Social Workers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $31K in this job.


More often than not, Capital University grads continue living in Columbus, Ohio (a majority of former students to be exact) even though the average salary here takes last place on the pay scale ($52K). On the other hand, Capital University alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Cleveland, Ohio, which offers a median salary of approximately $100K.

Degree Major

Capital University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and earn a median salary of $320K per year. A bachelor's degree in social work is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $36K.


Capital University grads with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 75 percent more than other grads' salaries. Many Capital University grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with roughly a tenth of alumni using this program on the clock. Microsoft Office, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Customer Service are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, slightly more than one-third of respondents report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. To plan for old age, most alums maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health coverage is awarded to most grads, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of graduates as well. Capital University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Aquinas College grads (who make an average of around $56K) earn salaries most similar to Capital University alumni. Other schools similar to Capital University include the University of Rio Grande, College of Mount St. Joseph, and Oakland City University.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Capital University


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$30,606 - $70,469
$36,492 - $82,678
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

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