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Average Salary for Cedar Crest College Alumni

Founded in Allentown, Pa., Cedar Crest College is an institution of higher learning for around 1,000 students. Students of this private school report the city of Allentown as one of the university's greatest assets, where there's no shortage of things to do or places to explore. This report is based on the answers of Cedar Crest graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for None

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Typical Early Career Salary

Cedar Crest College Alumni

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Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program Coordinator
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Cedar Crest College Details

100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104-6196


Private Schools, Liberal Arts

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Graduates of Cedar Crest go into the manufacturing industry, clinical care, and the ex-offender counseling industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Less than five percent of Cedar Crest grads move into the ex-offender counseling industry industry — it is the road least traveled for this demographic. Following graduation, Cedar Crest students earn an average of approximately $54K.


The number of female graduates outweighs the number of men; the school has a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.


Among Cedar Crest graduates, the biggest earners are Bachelor of Social Work Program Coordinators, who haul in $58K on average.


Graduates of Cedar Crest take pride in the city of Allentown, and approximately one in three grads wind up living and working here after graduation. Another city that attracts a wealth of Cedar Crest grads is Malvern; given its high compensation (around $76K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the other end, Cedar Crest grads flock to Bethlehem, which actually offers the weakest median salaries of $44K. Other popular cities for Cedar Crest alumni include nearby Easton and King of Prussia.

Degree Major

An Associate's Degree will compensate Cedar Crest grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in $72K per year. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of about $40K.


Competency in Microsoft SQL Server translates into above-average pay for Cedar Crest College grads — they earn 44 percent more than their fellow graduates. Roughly one in seven Cedar Crest grads wind up using Microsoft Office at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Also considered top-notch skills are Recruiting, Microsoft Excel, and Nutrition.

Benefits and Perks

Although just over half of the alumni are compensated for vacation days, only one-fifth of alumni are paid for sick time. A solid majority of alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of graduates are rewarded with health insurance and a fair portion of grads report dental coverage, too. Cedar Crest College graduates also take advantage of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Messiah College grads report the most similar salaries to Cedar Crest alums, earning $54K on average. Other schools similar to Cedar Crest include Delaware Valley College, Elizabethtown College, and St. Francis College.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1290 1660
ACT Scores 20 23

Key Stats

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$34,877 - $68,984
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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10-19 years
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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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