Average Salary for Coe College Alumni

Around 1,000 people attend Coe College, a Presbyterian Church (USA) institution based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The school prioritizes education in the liberal arts and sciences for undergraduate students. Replies from former Coe students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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About This School

1220 First Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5092



Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

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Graduates of Coe go into the health care industry, the nutritional supplement manufacturing industry, and the banking industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular professional field seems to be the education industry. Starting salaries of around $54K are the median among Coe grads.


Many Coe alumni seem to stick around Cedar Rapids after wrapping up their studies; slightly less than a third of grads remain to find permanent work. Coe grads also flock to Chicago, Ill., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $66K). Though Sioux Falls, S.D. takes the cake for lowest pay among Coe grads (the median salary is $27K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Other cities of interest among Coe alumni include nearby Iowa City, Iowa and Denver, Colo.

Degree Major

A Bachelor's Degree, Biology will compensate Coe grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $91K on average per year. Graduates holding a B.A. in Psychology fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of about $47K.


Proficiency in Financial Analysis is common among Coe alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, less than ten percent of former students report doing so. Knowledge of Technical Writing seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 42 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($76K). Experience with Public Speaking, Adobe Illustrator, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fifth of alumni receive sick leave. To plan for old age, a large number of graduates maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health benefits extend to most graduates, and a fair number of graduates also receive dental coverage. Coe College graduates also take advantage of tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and company pension plan.

Related Schools

Cornell College grads bring in salaries of around approximately $53K, making them the most similar to Coe alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Coe include Grinnell College, Augustana College, and Monmouth College.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1446 2023
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats for Coe College


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$29,087 - $71,000
$45,181 - $71,143
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1-4 years
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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