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. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Blue Demons!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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DePaul University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Senior Financial Analyst
10 salaries
Executive Assistant
8 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
7 salaries
Senior Business Analyst
7 salaries
Financial Analyst
6 salaries
Administrative Assistant
6 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 650
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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 banking industry, the education industry, and the manufacturing industry. Among DePaul grads, the financial services industry is a commonly chosen career field. Starting salaries of around $66K are the median among DePaul grads.


DePaul grads who become Human Resources Managers and Senior Business Analysts are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making about $72K on average yearly. Information Technology Project Managers are likewise ahead of the pack at $71K a year. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Staff Accountants — they bring in $46K.


For reasons other than money, DePaul grads are most commonly found still living in Chicago, Ill., where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale ($64K). DePaul grads with a different agenda may consider the above-average salaries in Seattle, Wash. — pay averages to $117K. New York, N.Y. is also a top pick, as is Elk Grove Village, Ill.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for DePaul grads with a Master of Computer Science (MCS), Computer Science (CS) (average earnings climb to approximately $107K per year). Those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $53K on average per year.


Financial Reporting commands a pay premium of 10 percent for former Blue Demons. DePaul grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and roughly a seventh of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Experience with Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to most former students, and a fair number of grads sign up for dental plans. Most grads plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. DePaul University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $66K for University of St Thomas alumni, making their earnings most comparable to DePaul grads. 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 %
$36,027 - $81,400
$41,295 - $93,320
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1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 155 votes.
$38,445 - $83,777
$31,660 - $118,077
$55,955 - $103,593
$63,871 - $126,153
$54,045 - $81,389

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