Average Salary for DePaul University Alumni

DePaul University is a Roman Catholic school located in Chicago, Ill. with around 16,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 23 percent of universities by return on investment. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Blue Demons!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. The data for this synopsis comes from former DePaul students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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DePaul University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Senior Financial Analyst
10 salaries
Senior Business Analyst
7 salaries
Executive Assistant
7 salaries
Administrative Assistant
6 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
6 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
6 salaries
Office Manager
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 582
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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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Professionally, the banking industry, the education industry, and the manufacturing industry are popular business areas among DePaul alumni. The financial services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Following graduation, DePaul students earn an average of $66K.


In a competition to see who makes the most bank after graduating, those who become Human Resources Managers and Senior Business Analysts would definitely win; on average, these alumni haul in around $72K every year. Close behind are Information Technology Project Managers ($71K). On the lower end, Administrative Assistants report making about $41K.


Chicago is a popular place for DePaul students to settle after graduation, and the larger part of grads find steadfast employment in the city. Seattle, Wash. is another hot spot for DePaul grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $117K). On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among DePaul grads is Naperville, Ill. (median compensation is approximately $62K). Nearby Schaumburg, Ill. is also a top pick for DePaul grads, as is New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

DePaul students with a Master of Computer Science (MCS), Computer Science (CS) can expect to make the most money ($107K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration ($53K on average annually).


Competency in Business Analysis translates into above-average pay for former Blue Demons — they earn 10 percent more than their fellow graduates. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among DePaul alumni, with one-seventh of workers reporting using it on the job. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. To plan for old age, most alumni maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance benefits extend to most former students, and a fair number of respondents sign up for dental plans. Additional benefits handed to DePaul University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of St Thomas grads (who make an average of about $66K) earn salaries most similar to DePaul alumni. National Louis University, Andrews University, and Mayo Graduate School are also similar to DePaul.

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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


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Job Satisfaction

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based on 149 votes.
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