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Average Salary for Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Alumni

Based in Atlanta, Clark Atlanta University is a United Methodist university. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Typical Early Career Salary

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Staff Accountant
4 salaries
Administrative Assistant
3 salaries
Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
3 salaries
Executive Assistant
3 salaries
Case Manager
2 salaries
Library Director
2 salaries
Laboratory Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Details

223 James P Brawley Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314-4391

Clark Atlanta University

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Graduates of Clark Atlanta University are found working in a number of different fields including public K-12 education, the software development industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. Among Clark Atlanta University grads, the education industry is a commonly chosen career field. Graduates of Clark Atlanta University typically earn $56K.


Among Clark Atlanta University alumni, those working as Library Directors and Assistant Professors report the highest median pay of $64K, followed by Laboratory Managers at $54K. Administrative Assistants face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $28K.


Upon earning their degree, many Clark Atlanta University grads prefer to remain in Atlanta; in fact, just over two-fifths of grads enjoy the area so much that they find permanent jobs in the city. It is also not uncommon to find former Clark Atlanta University students living and working in New York — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of about $110K. On the other end, Clark Atlanta University grads flock to Los Angeles, which actually offers the weakest median salaries of approximately $50K. Washington, DC and Dallas are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of around $110K per year, Clark Atlanta University grads who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing (MKTG) are the best paid among the alumni population. A B.A. in Public Relations & Communication is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of $34K.


Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among Clark Atlanta University alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, approximately one in seven former students report doing so. Knowledge of Budget Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 40 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $79K). Microsoft Office, Operations Management, and Customer Service are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-third of alumni receive sick leave. Health benefits extend to the greater part of alumni, and a solid majority of graduates also receive dental coverage. A solid majority of alumni participate in a 401(k) program. Clark Atlanta University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Wilmington University grads (who make an average of approximately $57K) earn salaries most similar to Clark Atlanta University alumni. Other schools similar to Clark Atlanta University include the University of Tulsa, the Union Institute & University, and Texas Christian University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
770 930
ACT Scores 18 20

Key Stats

72 %
28 %
$34,288 - $70,881
$32,779 - $81,151
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

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