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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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Marketing Director
5 salaries
$144,520  
   
Management Consultant
5 salaries
$97,000  
Product Marketing Manager
5 salaries
$114,000  
Financial Analyst
4 salaries
$85,000  
Vice President (VP), Operations
3 salaries
$122,000  
Product Manager, Software
3 salaries
$115,000  
Director, Marketing & Business Development
3 salaries
$130,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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Industry

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

Gender

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.

Jobs

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.

Locations

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.

Skills

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

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %
Salary
$66,384 - $123,966
Salary
$71,944 - $150,525
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

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