Average Salary for Duke University - Fuqua School of Business Alumni

Duke University grads can expect to earn between about $85K on the low end and $190K at the high end. The survey respondent pool is largely skewed toward men with a male-to-female ratio of 6-to-1, and men also report larger salaries after graduation than women do. The data for this snapshot was collected from Duke University graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Duke University - Fuqua School of Business Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Management Consultant
5 salaries
$97,000  
   
Financial Analyst
4 salaries
$85,000  
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
3 salaries
$190,000  
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
3 salaries
$171,961  
Marketing Director
3 salaries
$144,520  
Product Marketing Manager
3 salaries
$108,000  
Director, Marketing & Business Development
3 salaries
$130,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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Industry

A large chunk of former Duke University students are employed in the software development industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population.

Gender

After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes approximately $102K where the average male graduate hauls home $126K. Men might be more likely to graduate from this school than women, given the 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio of survey respondents.

Jobs

The Duke University alumni who make the most are Chief Marketing Officers; they report a median pay of around $190K. Chief Executive Officers and Marketing Directors draw in a fair amount as well — $172K and $145K, respectively. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Financial Analysts — they bring in $85K.

Locations

A large number of students head to Seattle, Wash. after college. 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 $163K. Home to the lowest median salary for Duke University alumni is Atlanta, Ga., a popular place for former students despite its $98K average paycheck. San Francisco, Calif. and Raleigh, N.C. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing (MKTG) from Duke University can rake in a whopping average approximately $167K per year, more than any other degree from this school. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a master's degree in management tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $80K per year.

Skills

Project Management is a common skill among Duke University alumni — around one in five grads mention using it at work. Duke University grads with Business Strategy experience garner salaries that are 2 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Business Strategy, Financial Analysis, and Product Marketing rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one in three grads and one in four survey participants, respectively). The vast majority of alumni take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Dental insurance applies to most alumni, and nearly all alums report health coverage. Duke University grads also enjoy benefits like a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and free drinks.

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Key Stats for Duke University - Fuqua School of Business

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %
Salary
$69,500 - $123,984
Salary
$70,872 - $152,214
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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