DePaul University Alumni Average Salary

Attending DePaul University, a Roman Catholic university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Chicago, Ill., and it is ranked in the top 23 percent of universities by return on investment. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Blue Demons!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. The data for this snapshot was collected from DePaul graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Senior Financial Analyst
9 salaries
Financial Analyst
6 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
6 salaries
Operations Manager
6 salaries
Software Engineer
5 salaries
Senior Accountant
5 salaries
Senior Business Analyst
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 447
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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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Graduates of DePaul head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the banking industry, the education industry, and the manufacturing industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The majority of DePaul alumni wind up in the financial services industry. DePaul graduates see an average starting salary of $66K.


In the DePaul alumni professional community, Senior Software Engineers make the highest median pay ($94K), though Senior Business Analysts (approximately $72K), and Information Technology Project Managers (around $71K) are close competitors. On the lower end, Administrative Assistants report making $41K.


Despite handing out the worst average salary ($64K), Chicago, Ill. holds on to its DePaul student population, and the greater part of grads continue to reside in the city. By comparison, the top-paying city popular with DePaul alumni is Seattle, Wash., which offers a median salary of about $117K. New York, N.Y. and Elk Grove Village, Ill. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

Former Blue Demons who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Computer Science (MCS), Computer Science (CS) and earn a median salary of $107K per year. Those holding a B.A. in Psychology are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in around $49K on average per year.


DePaul alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with close to a seventh of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Business Analysis commands a pay premium of 10 percent for former Blue Demons. In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in four survey participants get sick time. A large number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Most alumni receive health insurance, and a fair number of grads get dental coverage. Alumni of DePaul University also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of St Thomas grads report the most similar salaries to DePaul alums, earning $66K on average. 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


52 %
48 %
$35,658 - $81,446
$41,515 - $94,175
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 135 votes.
$38,446 - $83,864
$31,660 - $118,077
$55,000 - $105,000
$63,871 - $126,153
$54,045 - $81,389

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