Average Salary for Earlham College Alumni

Earlham College is a Friends university based in Richmond, Ind. that is home to around 1,000 undergraduates. The liberal arts and sciences play a large role at the school, and many students enjoy this type of curriculum. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Earlham College Alumni

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Purchasing Manager
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Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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 youth services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Starting salaries of $58K are the median among Earlham College grads.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks about $70K per year, but the second group takes home only around $50K.


Among Earlham College alumni, those working as VPs of Research report the highest median pay of $91K, followed by Purchasing Managers ($74K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators who make an average of approximately $29K.


Less than ten percent of Earlham College students choose to remain in Richmond, Ind. after graduation, where the average salary is actually the lowest at $33K. On the opposite end of the pay scale is Indianapolis, Ind., a top-paying city for Earlham College grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of $105K). Other cities of interest include Waltham, Mass. and Rockville, Md.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Computer Science (CS) leads to the highest pay for Earlham College grads (about $98K on average per year). A B.A. in Writing offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($43K).


For Earlham College grads, proficiency in Public Speaking warrants a paycheck that is 57 percent more than other alumni salaries. Research Analysis is a popular skill among Earlham College alumni, with one-eighth of workers reporting using it on the job. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Grant Writing, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

A fair number of survey participants do get paid time off for vacation, but only about two-fifths of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of alums have medical plans, and a fair number of former students have dental insurance. Most former students participate in a 401(k) program. Other benefits awarded to Earlham College alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Compensation averages around $58K for Wittenberg University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Earlham College grads. Other schools similar to Earlham College include DePauw University, Wabash College, and Ohio Wesleyan University.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Earlham College


43 %
57 %
$35,745 - $67,607
$29,590 - $93,097
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 6 votes.

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