Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Alumni Average Salary

Around 3,000 people attend Clark Atlanta University, an United Methodist institution based in Atlanta, Ga. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Clark Atlanta University (CAU) School Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

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National Salary Data 
Less than 1 year
2 salaries
10-19 years
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Jun 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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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The most popular career sector among alumni is public K-12 education. Unfortunately, former Clark Atlanta University students — a population with excellent SAT results — report salaries on the lower end of the pay scale. The average starting salary for a graduate of Clark Atlanta University is around $38K.


Atlanta is a popular place for Clark Atlanta University students to settle after graduation, and around two in five grads find steadfast employment in the city.

Degree Major

Clark Atlanta University grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $80K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) ($33K on average annually).


Competency in Customer Relations translates into above-average pay for Clark Atlanta University grads — they earn 61 percent more than their fellow graduates. Nearly two in five Clark Atlanta University grads wind up using Customer Service at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni.

Benefits and Perks

Both vacation time and sick leave are paid out for a fair number of graduates. Most alums opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of former students, and a large number of grads sign up for dental plans. Additional perks enjoyed by Clark Atlanta University grads include a company-subsidized cell phone and life insurance.

Related Schools

Compared to schools of a similar nature, average earnings for Clark Atlanta University alumni are less than desirable. Though these former students may fall on the wrong end of the pay scale, their salaries are closest to the average earnings of Texas Christian University alumni ($54K). Other schools similar to Clark Atlanta University include the University of Tulsa, the Union Institute & University, and the 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)


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$35,000 - $87,000
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Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
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