DePaul University Alumni Average Salary

Combining good value and great education, DePaul University is ranked in the top 23 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a Roman Catholic university based in Chicago, Ill. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Blue Demons!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. Replies from former DePaul students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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DePaul University Alumni

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Financial Analyst
37 salaries
Software Engineer
33 salaries
Marketing Manager
31 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
27 salaries
Staff Accountant
20 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
20 salaries
Senior Accountant
19 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,632

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About This School

55 E Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604


Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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DePaul alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the education industry, the real estate property management industry, and the consulting industry. The majority of DePaul alumni wind up in the financial services industry. Starting salaries of $69K are the median among DePaul grads.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of around $57K per year compared to men, who earn $70K.


Former DePaul students with an interest in making money consider becoming Software Engineers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $100K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Directors of Human Resources ($86K) and Information Technology Directors (approximately $85K). Social Media Coordinators get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of about $44K in this job.


Chicago is a popular place for DePaul students to settle after graduation, and a majority of grads find steadfast employment in the city. Salt Lake City, Utah is another hot spot for DePaul grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to around $110K). On the other hand, DePaul alumni who end up in Atlanta, Ga. receive the lowest median salary of about $46K. DePaul alumni express interest in nearby Lisle, Ill. and Philadelphia, Pa. as well.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Science (MS), Network Security from DePaul can rake in a whopping average $117K per year, more than any other degree from this school. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Management tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $42K per year.


Former Blue Demons who have experience with IT Security & Infrastructure can expect to make 46 percent more than other alumni ($100K on average). Microsoft Office is a popular skill among DePaul alumni, with approximately one in six grads reporting using it on the job. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for just under half of the survey participants, but only one-fourth of alumni are rewarded with paid sick leave. A large number of survey participants have medical plans, and a strong majority of graduates have dental insurance. Most alums report contributing to a 401(k). Graduates of DePaul University are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Andrews University grads report the most similar salaries to DePaul alums, earning approximately $67K on average. Other schools similar to DePaul include National Louis University, Mayo Graduate School, and the Union Institute & University.

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