Duke University - Fuqua School of Business Alumni Average Salary

Graduates of Duke University on average end up making between $113K at the bottom of the spectrum and $165K at the top. The survey pool is heavily weighted toward men, with a male-to-female ratio of 8-to-1. After graduation, women earn less than men do, a finding consistent with alumni reports. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Duke University grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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The financial services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks around $135K per year, but the second group takes home only about $101K. Graduates from this school who take the survey are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is 3 to 1.


In the Duke University alumni professional community, Marketing Directors make the highest median pay (approximately $165K), though Marketing VPs and Business Consultants (both at $148K) are close competitors. Product Marketing Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $113K.


Home to a large number of Duke University alums, New York, N.Y. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Another city that attracts a wealth of Duke University grads is San Francisco, Calif.; given its high compensation ($158K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though Atlanta, Ga. takes the cake for lowest pay among Duke University grads (the median salary is $97K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Raleigh, N.C. and Seattle, Wash. are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing & Management will compensate Duke University grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in around $175K on average per year. A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business & Marketing commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $106K.


Duke University grads with Big Data Analytics abilities can expect to make 15 percent more than their former classmates ($172K). Many Duke University grads have knowledge of Business Strategy, with nearly one-fourth of alumni using this program on the clock. Financial Analysis, Business Analysis, and Marketing Management are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in five survey participants for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, nearly all alums contribute to a 401(k). Health insurance benefits extend to the vast majority of graduates, and nearly all respondents sign up for dental plans. Duke University grads also enjoy benefits like a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, gym / health club / fitness membership, and tuition reimbursement.

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