Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Alumni Average Salary

Clark Atlanta University, an United Methodist school in Atlanta, Ga., has roughly 3,000 undergrads. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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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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Clark Atlanta University alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the education industry, the health care services industry, and the staffing agency industry. The most popular field is public K-12 education. Median pay for those who graduated from Clark Atlanta University amounts to $62K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $61K whereas the men's median is $75K.


Graduates of Clark Atlanta University seem to enjoy living in Atlanta, and roughly two in five grads wind up living and working there after graduation. Another city that attracts a wealth of Clark Atlanta University grads is Chicago, Ill.; given its high compensation (approximately $128K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Clark Atlanta University alumni is Charlotte, N.C., where earnings average $58K. Philadelphia, Pa. is also a common pick among Clark Atlanta University grads, along with Los Angeles, Calif.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance will compensate Clark Atlanta University grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in around $95K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) — their annual income amounts to about $33K on average.


Microsoft Office is a common skill among Clark Atlanta University alumni — around one in seven grads mention using it at work. Clark Atlanta University grads who have experience with Project Management can expect to make 43 percent more than other alumni ($89K on average). Experience with Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Relations is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. To plan for old age, most former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. It is no small feat that most grads are given health coverage, and a strong majority of graduates accept dental insurance. Other benefits that Clark Atlanta University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Median pay for Wilmington University grads is about $65K, making their salaries most similar to those of Clark Atlanta University grads. The University of Tulsa, the Union Institute & University, and Texas Christian University are also similar to Clark Atlanta University.

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Key Stats for Clark Atlanta University (CAU)


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