Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Alumni Average Salary

Clark Atlanta University, an United Methodist school in Atlanta, Ga., has roughly 3,000 undergrads. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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College ROI Report

1121st

20 Year Net ROI 

$113,000

Annual ROI 

3.2%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$141,000

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College Salary Report

874th

Early Career Salary 

$42,700

Mid-Career Salary 

$62,700

% High Meaning 

53 %

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Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Vice President (VP), Marketing
4 salaries
$106,500  
   
Medical Social Worker
4 salaries
$43,414  
Marketing Manager
4 salaries
$74,500  
Account Manager
3 salaries
$50,174  
Operations Manager
3 salaries
$57,000  
Financial Controller
3 salaries
$65,000  
Paralegal
3 salaries
$35,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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About This School

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

Clark Atlanta University

admissions.cau.edu/

2,629

Private School, Research University, Religious

39 %

12 %

61 %

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Industry

Clark Atlanta University alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the education industry, the health care services industry, and the staffing agency industry. The most popular field is public K-12 education. Median pay for those who graduated from Clark Atlanta University amounts to $62K.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $61K whereas the men's median is $75K.

Locations

Graduates of Clark Atlanta University seem to enjoy living in Atlanta, and roughly two in five grads wind up living and working there after graduation. Another city that attracts a wealth of Clark Atlanta University grads is Chicago, Ill.; given its high compensation (approximately $128K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Clark Atlanta University alumni is Charlotte, N.C., where earnings average $58K. Philadelphia, Pa. is also a common pick among Clark Atlanta University grads, along with Los Angeles, Calif.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance will compensate Clark Atlanta University grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in around $95K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) — their annual income amounts to about $33K on average.

Skills

Microsoft Office is a common skill among Clark Atlanta University alumni — around one in seven grads mention using it at work. Clark Atlanta University grads who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 43 percent more than other alumni ($89K on average). Experience with Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Relations is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. To plan for old age, most former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. It is no small feat that most grads are given health coverage, and a strong majority of graduates accept dental insurance. Other benefits that Clark Atlanta University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Median pay for Wilmington University grads is about $65K, making their salaries most similar to those of Clark Atlanta University grads. The University of Tulsa, the Union Institute & University, and Texas Christian University are also similar to Clark Atlanta University.

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Key Stats for Clark Atlanta University (CAU)

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
Salary
$33,703 - $93,350
Salary
$30,410 - $91,649
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

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