Average Salary for DePaul University Alumni

Combining good value and great education, DePaul University, a private research university based in Chicago, Ill., is ranked in the top 20 percent of universities by ROI. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Blue Demons!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by DePaul graduates who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

DePaul University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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Senior Financial Analyst
11 salaries
Executive Assistant
9 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
8 salaries
Staff Accountant
8 salaries
Administrative Assistant
8 salaries
High School Teacher
7 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
7 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 866
United States (change)

About This School

55 E Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604


Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

70 %

8 %

81 %

28 %

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DePaul alumni can most commonly be found in the education industry, the health care industry, and the banking industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the financial services industry. DePaul graduates see an estimated starting salary of about $64K.


Among DePaul graduates, the biggest earners are Senior Software Engineers, who haul in $91K on average. Next on the list are Senior Financial Analysts and Information Technology Project Managers, bringing in approximately $73K and $68K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Marketing Coordinators, who report earnings of around $36K.


DePaul alumni typically remain in Chicago, the city they've grown to love, after graduation, and more than half of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. DePaul alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Northbrook, which offers median salaries of $88K. On the other end, DePaul grads flock to Los Angeles, which actually offers the weakest median salaries of $56K. DePaul alumni express interest in nearby Schaumburg and New York as well.


The highest paychecks can be found at The Northern Trust Company, where some DePaul grads go to work for pay averaging $90K. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) is one of the most popular places of employment for students even though salaries sit at the lower end of the pay scale (typical pay is around $59K).

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance leads to the highest pay for DePaul grads (approximately $101K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Communication ($49K annually).


Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among DePaul alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, one in seven former students report doing so. Financial Reporting commands a pay premium of 20 percent for former Blue Demons. Experience with Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only half of the alumni are paid for vacation and just one in three grads for sick time. The greater part of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A solid majority of grads enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair portion of survey participants receive dental plans, too. DePaul University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of National Louis University pick up average paychecks of $63K, which is closest to the amount made by DePaul grads among similar schools. 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 %
$35,189 - $80,750
$40,403 - $94,242
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 330 votes.
$37,264 - $84,036
$39,305 - $97,159
$39,866 - $95,000
$28,691 - $111,910

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