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Average Salary for DePaul University Alumni

DePaul University, a private research university based in Chicago, Ill., that is ranked in the top 20 percent of universities by ROI, gives students and parents great value for their tuition dollar. 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 report is based on the answers of DePaul graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

out of 476

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Research Universities

out of 267

Typical Early Career Salary

DePaul University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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Senior Financial Analyst
14 salaries
Marketing Coordinator
11 salaries
Financial Analyst
11 salaries
Staff Accountant
10 salaries
Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)
10 salaries
Administrative Assistant
9 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
9 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,146
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DePaul University Details

55 E Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604


Private Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans, Religious

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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 health care industry, the education industry, and the banking industry. A large chunk of former DePaul students are employed in the financial services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. DePaul graduates see an estimated starting salary of about $63K.


DePaul grads who become Senior Financial Analysts are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making $73K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Information Technology Managers and Information Technology Project Managers; their salaries approach $72K and $68K, respectively. Marketing Coordinators face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $36K.


It is typical for many DePaul grads (a majority of former students) to remain settled in Chicago, which may come as a shock given the city's depressed salaries (median pay is around $62K). On the flipside, DePaul grads seeking above-average pay can find soaring salaries in Seattle where median pay is approximately $106K. Other cities of interest include New York and Naperville.


Graduates of DePaul can earn the biggest bucks at The Northern Trust Company ($90K). Alumni looking to pad their bank accounts should steer clear of the University of Chicago; the median salary there is approximately $52K, which is considerably lower than the overall median for all DePaul graduates.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance will compensate DePaul grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in about $101K per year. A B.A. in Communication offers the lowest annual financial reward (around $48K).


Former Blue Demons with Financial Reporting abilities can expect to make 20 percent more than their former classmates ($76K). Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among DePaul alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, close to one-seventh of former students report doing so. Experience with Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only half of the alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. For this school, the greater part of respondents are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair portion of graduates pick up dental plans, too. A strong majority of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Alumni of DePaul University also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for National Louis University grads is $63K, making their salaries most similar to those of DePaul grads. Other schools similar to DePaul include Andrews University, Mayo Graduate School, and the Union Institute & University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1020 1267
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats

51 %
49 %
$35,399 - $80,649
$40,655 - $93,782
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 374 votes.
$65,000 - $95,000
$42,000 - $87,500
$86,988 - $132,453
$37,347 - $83,605
$39,149 - $96,731
$40,268 - $89,190
$34,110 - $135,000

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