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 summary is derived from information given by Clark Atlanta University grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

1020
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

314
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Research Universities

262
out of 267

Typical Early Career Salary

$40,400
Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$24K$48K$72K
Assistant Principal
2 salaries
$70,846  
   
Laboratory Manager
2 salaries
$50,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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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 are found working in a number of different fields including the counseling services industry, the health care services industry, and the automotive manufacturing industry. The education industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Graduates of Clark Atlanta University earn $60K on average.

Jobs

Clark Atlanta University grads who become Assistant Principals are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making a median salary of approximately $71K yearly.

Locations

Clark Atlanta University alumni seem to appreciate living in Atlanta, and just over 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. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Clark Atlanta University alumni is Marietta, Ga., where earnings average $42K. Other cities of interest include Los Angeles, Calif. and Charlotte, N.C.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing (MKTG) earns Clark Atlanta University students the most money after college (an average $110K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a master's in social work tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average around $35K per year.

Skills

Operations Management is a common skill among Clark Atlanta University alumni — one-eighth of grads mention using it at work. Knowledge of People Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 42 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($85K). Proficiency in Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-third of alumni for sick time. It is no small feat that most respondents are given health coverage, and a large number of grads accept dental insurance. A large number of alums save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Clark Atlanta University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Texas Christian University grads (who make an average of $59K) earn salaries most similar to Clark Atlanta University alumni. Other schools similar to Clark Atlanta University include the University of Tulsa, the Union Institute & University, and the Florida Institute of Technology.

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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
$34,265 - $80,536
Salary
$30,767 - $84,500

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

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