DePaul University Alumni Average Salary

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at DePaul University, a Roman Catholic university based in Chicago, Ill.. The school is ranked in the top 23 percent of universities by return on investment. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Blue Demons!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. This summary is derived from information given by DePaul grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

287th

20 Year Net ROI 

$357,000

Annual ROI 

5.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$186,000

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

239th

Early Career Salary 

$48,600

Mid-Career Salary 

$84,700

% High Meaning 

46 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

DePaul University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$32K$64K$96K
Financial Analyst
6 salaries
$55,000  
   
Operations Manager
6 salaries
$59,000  
Senior Financial Analyst
6 salaries
$67,941  
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
5 salaries
$68,700  
Senior Accountant
5 salaries
$70,460  
Senior Business Analyst
4 salaries
$63,843  
Software Engineer
4 salaries
$95,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Feb 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 349
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About This School

55 E Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604

16,420

Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Industry

DePaul alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the health care industry, the banking industry, and the education industry. The majority of DePaul alumni wind up in the financial services industry. Following graduation, DePaul students earn an average of $67K.

Gender

In the DePaul alumni community, men make a median salary of $73K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $59K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among DePaul alumni are earned by Software Engineers — these former students make $95K on average per year. The next biggest paychecks (about $70K) go to Senior Accountants and Senior Financial Analysts. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Financial Analysts; alumni in this role face average salaries of approximately $55K.

Locations

Rather than relocating after graduation, many DePaul alumni (the greater part of) end up finding permanent jobs in Chicago. DePaul alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Seattle, Wash., which offers a median salary of around $117K. Itasca, Ill. 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 $60K. Other popular cities for DePaul alumni include nearby Northbrook, Ill. and New York, N.Y.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Science (MS), Information Technology (IT) from DePaul can rake in a whopping average approximately $120K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Psychology are the lowest of the pack, earning $41K.

Skills

Former Blue Demons who have experience with Financial Analysis can expect to make 8 percent more than other alumni (about $72K on average). Many former DePaul students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and roughly one in six grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fourth of alumni for sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of respondents, and dental insurance is issued to a large number of graduates as well. Most respondents set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits awarded to DePaul University alumni include 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. Other schools similar to DePaul include National Louis University, Andrews University, and Mayo Graduate School.

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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

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %
Salary
$35,286 - $78,222
Salary
$44,082 - $99,062
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
$104,762
$106,000
$115,000
$37,997 - $85,433
$73,000 - $126,500
$55,000 - $125,000
$55,000 - $112,000
$74,680 - $123,059

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