Average Salary for Duke University - Fuqua School of Business Alumni

Students who graduate from Duke University earn between around $85K from the lowest paying jobs to about $145K from the most lucrative. With a male-to-female ratio of 5-to-1, there are more men than women in the pool of respondents. In addition, male grads generally bring in more money than their female equivalents according to alumni reports. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Duke University - Fuqua School of Business Alumni

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Management Consultant
5 salaries
Product Marketing Manager
5 salaries
Marketing Director
4 salaries
Financial Analyst
4 salaries
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
3 salaries
Director, Marketing & Business Development
3 salaries
Program Project Manager
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142

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Among Duke University grads, the software development industry is a commonly chosen career field.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $123K per year, but the second group takes home only $102K. The number of male graduates who responded to the survey outweighs the number of women with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.


Marketing Directors win the contest for best-paid Duke University alumni, making $145K on average every year, though Directors of Marketing & Business Development (approximately $130K), and VPs of Operations ($122K) are not far behind. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Financial Analysts — they bring in about $85K.


Seattle, Wash. is filled with Duke University grads. It is also not uncommon to find former Duke University students living and working in New York, N.Y. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $150K. Duke University alumni in Atlanta, Ga. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at approximately $100K. Charlotte, N.C. and Raleigh, N.C. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $172K per year, Duke University grads who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing Management are the best paid among the alumni population. A master's degree in management commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of around $79K.


About one in five Duke University grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Duke University grads with Business Strategy experience garner salaries that are 5 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Financial Analysis, Strategic Planning, and Business Strategy rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and merely one in five survey participants get paid sick time. For this school, nearly all alumni are the recipients of health benefits, and most grads pick up dental plans, too. The vast majority of graduates participate in a 401(k) program. Duke University grads also enjoy benefits like a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Duke University - Fuqua School of Business


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$66,384 - $123,966
$71,944 - $150,525
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