Average Salary for DePaul University Alumni

Ranked in the top 23 percent of universities by return on investment, DePaul University is a Roman Catholic university based in Chicago, Ill., and it's home to around 16,000 undergraduates. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Blue Demons!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. This report is based on the answers of DePaul graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Overall College ROI Rank

287
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

96
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Research Universities

102
out of 267

Typical Early Career Salary

$45,900
DePaul University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Senior Financial Analyst
10 salaries
$70,088  
   
Executive Assistant
8 salaries
$51,500  
Senior Business Analyst
7 salaries
$71,887  
Administrative Assistant
7 salaries
$42,224  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
7 salaries
$72,000  
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
7 salaries
$68,700  
Staff Accountant
6 salaries
$45,860  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 719

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About This School

55 E Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604

16,420

Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Industry

DePaul alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the education industry, the banking industry, and the manufacturing industry. The financial services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Those with a degree from DePaul make an average of $65K.

Jobs

The DePaul alumni who make the most are Senior Financial Analysts; they report a median pay of approximately $70K. Information Technology Managers and Executive Assistants draw in a fair amount as well — around $57K and $55K, respectively. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Administrative Assistants who make an average of $44K.

Locations

Graduates of DePaul seem to enjoy living in Chicago, and the larger part of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. The top-paying city popular with DePaul alumni is Seattle, Wash., which offers a median salary of $115K. Los Angeles, Calif. is a popular spot for former DePaul students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at about $53K. In addition, DePaul grads flock to neighboring Schaumburg, Ill. as well as New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Computer Science (MCS), Computer Science (CS) from DePaul can rake in a whopping average $102K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Graduates holding a B.A. in Public Relations & Communication fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $40K.

Skills

Approximately one in seven DePaul grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Former Blue Demons with Financial Reporting experience garner salaries that are 14 percent more than other grads' salaries. Competency in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for slightly more than two-fifths of graduates, but only one in four survey participants are rewarded with paid sick leave. Health benefits extend to most survey participants, and a fair number of graduates also receive dental coverage. Most former students participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Other benefits awarded to DePaul University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $65K for National Louis University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to DePaul grads. Andrews University, Mayo Graduate School, and the Union Institute & University are also similar to DePaul.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1050 1260
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats for DePaul University

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %
Salary
$35,999 - $81,621
Salary
$40,062 - $92,674
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 194 votes.
$37,810 - $83,493
$38,978 - $98,153
$39,594 - $99,990
$65,000 - $124,402
$55,000 - $126,500
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