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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DePaul University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Senior Financial Analyst
10 salaries
Executive Assistant
9 salaries
Administrative Assistant
8 salaries
Financial Analyst
7 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
7 salaries
Senior Business Analyst
7 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
7 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 747

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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 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.


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.


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.


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


51 %
49 %
$35,999 - $81,621
$40,062 - $92,674
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 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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