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Average Salary for Earlham College Alumni

Located in Richmond, Earlham College is a Friends university. The figures in this rundown were provided by Earlham College alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Earlham College Alumni

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Vice President (VP) of Research
2 salaries
Purchasing Manager
2 salaries
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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About This School

801 National Rd West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095



Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

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The most popular career sector among alumni is the youth services industry. Typical pay for those who graduated from Earlham College amounts to approximately $51K.


In the Earlham College alumni community, men make a median salary of $63K compared to their female counterparts, who earn about $50K.


Earlham College grads who become VPs of Research are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making $91K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Purchasing Managers — their salaries approach $74K. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators — they bring in $29K.


Those with a degree from Earlham College often relocate to Chicago after college. In addition, former Earlham College students often head to New York after graduating, where typical salaries come to around $92K in this top-paying city. Earlham College alumni often stay in Richmond following graduation despite having one of the lowest median salaries among popular cities (about $33K). In addition, grads flock to San Francisco as well as Waltham.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Economics will compensate Earlham College grads at a much higher rate than other fields — these alums tend to rake in around $103K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Writing — their annual income amounts to approximately $43K on average.


Earlham College grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and roughly one in seven alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Earlham College grads with Business Development experience garner salaries that are 58 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other prime know-hows include Research Analysis, Grant Writing, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of alums report receiving paid vacation days, but just half of the alumni are paid for sick leave. Dental insurance applies to a fair portion of former students, and a solid majority of alums report health coverage. A solid majority of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. Earlham College graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Transylvania University grads (who make an average of $52K) earn salaries most similar to Earlham College alumni. Other schools similar to Earlham College include Wittenberg University, DePauw University, and Wabash College.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1670 1980
ACT Scores 26 31

Key Stats for Earlham College


49 %
51 %
$34,765 - $60,586
$30,000 - $91,945
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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