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Average Salary for Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Alumni

Clark Atlanta University is a United Methodist university based in Atlanta. This report is based on the responses of Clark Atlanta University graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Research Universities

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Typical Early Career Salary

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
3 salaries
Library Director
2 salaries
Social Worker (MSW)
2 salaries
Case Manager
2 salaries
Budget Manager
2 salaries
Assistant Principal
2 salaries
Laboratory Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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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 go into public K-12 education, IT consulting, and the psychiatric hospital industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the education industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Clark Atlanta University is around $57K.


Library Directors and Assistant Professors win the contest for best-paid Clark Atlanta University alumni, typically making $64K every year. Other big breadwinners are Laboratory Managers (approximately $50K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Administrative Assistants, making an average of about $27K.


Graduates of Clark Atlanta University take pride in the city of Atlanta, and just over two-fifths of grads wind up living and working here after graduation. New York is another hot spot for Clark Atlanta University grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $110K). On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Clark Atlanta University grads is Los Angeles (median compensation is $50K). Washington, DC and Dallas also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing (MKTG) leads to the highest pay for Clark Atlanta University grads ($110K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Public Relations & Communication tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making $34K per year.


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Clark Atlanta University alumni, with nearly one-seventh of grads reporting using it on the job. For Clark Atlanta University grads, proficiency in Budget Management warrants a paycheck that is 38 percent more than other alumni salaries. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Operations Management, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-third of alumni receive sick leave. To plan for old age, a solid majority of respondents maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health coverage is awarded to a solid majority of grads, and dental insurance is issued to most respondents as well. Graduates of Clark Atlanta University are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Union Institute & University grads is approximately $58K, making their salaries most similar to those of Clark Atlanta University grads. Other schools similar to Clark Atlanta University include the University of Tulsa, Texas Christian University, and Florida Institute of Technology.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
770 940
ACT Scores 17 21

Key Stats for Clark Atlanta University (CAU)


72 %
28 %
$34,442 - $72,735
$32,549 - $81,776
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

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