Average Salary for Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Alumni

Nestled away in Atlanta, Ga., Clark Atlanta University, an United Methodist school, has a student population of roughly 3,000. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Laboratory Manager
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Assistant Principal
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About This School

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

Clark Atlanta University



Private School, Research University, Religious

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Graduates of Clark Atlanta University work in a variety of sectors including the retail corporate office industry, IT consulting, and the counseling services industry. Among Clark Atlanta University grads, the education industry is a commonly chosen career field. Median pay for those who graduated from Clark Atlanta University amounts to $60K.


Clark Atlanta University grads who become Assistant Principals are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $71K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Assistant Professors — their salaries approach around $65K. Laboratory Managers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $50K.


Clark Atlanta University alumni seem to appreciate living in Atlanta, and more than two-fifths of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. With a median salary of about $150K, New York, N.Y. represents the highest-paid city popular among Clark Atlanta University grads. Fayetteville, Ga. is a popular spot for former Clark Atlanta University students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at approximately $43K. Los Angeles, Calif. is also a top pick, as is Charlotte, N.C.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing (MKTG) will compensate Clark Atlanta University grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $110K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Public Relations & Communication — their annual income amounts to $34K on average.


Clark Atlanta University grads with Strategic Marketing abilities can expect to make 80 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $108K). Proficiency in Operations Management is common among Clark Atlanta University alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, around a tenth of former students report doing so. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Just one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and merely one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of alums, and most former students sign up for dental plans. To plan for old age, a large number of graduates maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Other benefits that Clark Atlanta University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Related Schools

Wilmington University grads report the most similar salaries to Clark Atlanta University alums, earning $60K on average. The University of Tulsa, the Union Institute & University, and Texas Christian University are also similar to Clark Atlanta University.

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Test Scores

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770 940
ACT Scores 17 21

Key Stats for Clark Atlanta University (CAU)


69 %
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$34,992 - $83,520
$31,094 - $80,000
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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