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Average Salary for Earlham College Alumni

Richmond is home to Earlham College, a Friends university. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

Earlham College Alumni

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Purchasing Manager
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Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
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Vice President (VP) of Research
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Earlham College Details

801 National Rd West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095

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Among Earlham College grads, the youth services industry is a commonly chosen career field. Those with a degree from Earlham College tend to make around $51K.


Male graduates do tend to earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $63K per year, but the second group takes home only $50K.


The most lucrative professionals among Earlham College alumni are VPs of Research; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $91K. Also nearing the top of the pay scale at $74K are Purchasing Managers. Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary, where grads report making an average of $29K in this job.


Chicago is a hot spot for Earlham College alum. New York is another hot spot for Earlham College grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to about $92K). Earlham College pride remains intact long after college is over, and many former students choose to live in Richmond despite the city offering some of the lowest median pay ($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 $103K per year. Those with a B.A. in Writing face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to $43K per year.


Earlham College alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with about a seventh of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Earlham College grads who have experience with Business Development can expect to make 58 percent more than other alumni (about $82K on average). Competency in Research Analysis, Grant Writing, and Customer Service also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, a majority of graduates are compensated for vacation days, but only half of the alumni can take paid time off due to illness. A solid majority of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A strong majority of grads have medical plans, and most graduates have dental insurance. Additional perks enjoyed by Earlham College grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for The College of Wooster grads is approximately $52K, making their salaries most similar to those of Earlham College grads. Other schools similar to Earlham College include Wittenberg University, DePauw University, and Wabash College.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1490 1910
ACT Scores 24 30

Key Stats

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

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