Claremont McKenna College Alumni Average Salary

Claremont McKenna College, a school in Claremont, Calif., has roughly 1,000 undergrads. Known for its liberal arts and sciences education, undergraduates often take classes in this field. This report is based on the answers of Claremont McKenna College graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Claremont McKenna College Alumni

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Financial Analyst
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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About This School

500 E 9th St
Claremont, CA 91711-6400


Private School, Liberal Arts

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The most popular field is the education industry. Starting salaries of $61K are the median among Claremont McKenna College grads.


A large number of students head to San Francisco, Calif. after college. Another city that attracts a wealth of Claremont McKenna College grads is New York, N.Y.; given its high compensation (about $111K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Relative to other popular cities, Claremont ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is approximately $57K); however, Claremont McKenna College grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Claremont McKenna College alumni are those with a B.A. in Economics — they earn close to $61K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor's Degree tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $61K per year.


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Claremont McKenna College alumni, with roughly one in four workers reporting using it on the job. Claremont McKenna College grads who have experience with Ruby on Rails can expect to make 47 percent more than other alumni (around $90K on average). Other top skills include Project Management, Data Analysis, and Client Interaction.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one in three grads and one-third of alumni, respectively). Health benefits extend to nearly all respondents, and a large number of survey participants also receive dental coverage. Almost all graduates save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Claremont McKenna College grads include tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Median pay for Thomas Aquinas College grads is $62K, making their salaries most similar to those of Claremont McKenna College grads. Pitzer College, Scripps College, and Harvey Mudd College are also similar to Claremont McKenna College.

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Key Stats for Claremont McKenna College


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$45,082 - $61,391
$46,540 - $90,633
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1-4 years
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20 years or more
$41,718 - $88,200

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