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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. 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. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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DePaul University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Senior Financial Analyst
10 salaries
Executive Assistant
9 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
8 salaries
Staff Accountant
8 salaries
Administrative Assistant
8 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
7 salaries
Information Technology (IT) Manager
7 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 835

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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 are found working in a number of different fields including the banking industry, the education industry, and the health care industry. Among DePaul grads, the financial services industry is a commonly chosen career field. The average starting salary for a graduate of DePaul is $65K.


The DePaul alumni who make the most are Senior Financial Analysts; they report a median pay of around $71K. Software Engineers and Information Technology Project Managers draw in a fair amount as well — $70K and $69K, respectively. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Administrative Assistants who make an average of about $44K.


Chicago is a popular place for DePaul students to settle after graduation, and the larger part of grads find steadfast employment in the city. In addition, former DePaul students often head to Seattle, Wash. after graduating, where the median salary comes to approximately $111K in this top-paying city. DePaul alumni in Los Angeles, Calif. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $54K. Other cities of interest among DePaul alumni include nearby Schaumburg, Ill. and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

Former Blue Demons who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and earn a median salary of about $100K per year. Average annual salaries for those with an Associate's Degree are the lowest of the pack, earning $50K.


For former Blue Demons, proficiency in Financial Reporting warrants a paycheck that is 14 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Excel is a common skill among DePaul alumni — about one in seven grads mention using it at work. Other prime know-hows include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, just under half of the survey participants are compensated for vacation days, but only one in four survey participants can take paid time off due to illness. Health coverage is awarded to most former students, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of survey participants as well. Most alums allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. DePaul University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

National Louis University graduates, who earn $65K on average, make a similar amount 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


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