Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Atlanta, Ga., Clark Atlanta University, an United Methodist school, has a student population of roughly 3,000. The data for this snapshot was collected from Clark Atlanta University graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

1020th

20 Year Net ROI 

$107,500

Annual ROI 

3.1%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$135,500

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College Salary Report

874th

Early Career Salary 

$42,700

Mid-Career Salary 

$62,700

% High Meaning 

53.0%

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Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$24K$48K$72K
Laboratory Manager
2 salaries
$50,000  
   
Assistant Principal
2 salaries
$70,846  
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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 %

69 %


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Industry

Graduates of Clark Atlanta University head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the counseling services industry, the health care services industry, and the automotive manufacturing industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. Among Clark Atlanta University grads, the education industry is a commonly chosen career field. Those with an education from Clark Atlanta University earn an average of approximately $60K.

Jobs

Clark Atlanta University grads who become Assistant Principals garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average about $71K annually.

Locations

Many Clark Atlanta University alumni seem to stick around Atlanta after wrapping up their studies; just over two-fifths of grads remain to find permanent work. In addition, former Clark Atlanta University students often head to New York, N.Y. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $150K in this top-paying city. On the other hand, Clark Atlanta University alumni who end up in Marietta, Ga. receive the lowest median salary of $42K. Graduates also relocate to Los Angeles, Calif. and 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 around $110K on average per year. A master's in social work offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($35K).

Skills

Competency in Media / Public Relations translates into above-average pay for Clark Atlanta University grads — they earn 71 percent more than their fellow graduates. Many Clark Atlanta University grads have knowledge of Operations Management, with nearly one in ten alumni using this program on the clock. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to a large number of respondents as well. To plan for old age, a large number of graduates maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. 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

Alumni of Wilmington University pick up average paychecks of $60K, which is closest to the amount made by Clark Atlanta University grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Clark Atlanta University include the University of Tulsa, the Union Institute & University, and Texas Christian University.

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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)

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %
Salary
$33,811 - $78,808
Salary
$30,639 - $86,922
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

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