Average Salary for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) - Prescott, AZ Alumni

Founded in Prescott, Ariz., Embry is an institution of higher learning for around 2,000 students. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) - Prescott, AZ Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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Aerospace Engineer
8 salaries
Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer
2 salaries
Software Engineer
2 salaries
Production Manager, Manufacturing
2 salaries
General / Operations Manager
2 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
2 salaries
Electrical Engineer
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Feb 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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About This School

3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301-3720

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Prescott, Arizona


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Former Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the airline or aviation fixed-base operator (fbo) industry, the commercial aviation or airline industry, and the aerospace engineering industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the aerospace and defense industry. Former Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott students are not known for their interest in the real estate property management industry; less than five percent of them advance into this area for work. Typical pay for those who graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott amounts to $66K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — females tend to earn about $88K per year compared to males' $68K. Graduates skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.


The biggest paychecks among Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott alumni are earned by Airline Pilots and Copilots — these former students make around $115K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Software Engineers ($101K) and Senior Software Engineers ($99K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Manufacturing Production Managers — they bring in approximately $55K.


The most popular destination for former Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott students is Phoenix. It is no surprise that Everett, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $100K), is another of the most popular spots for former Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott students. Though Annapolis takes the cake for lowest pay among Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott grads (the median salary is about $52K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Other popular cities include Seattle and Denver.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science & Engineering leads to the highest pay for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott grads ($130K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making approximately $47K per year.


Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for Embry grads — they earn 34 percent more than their fellow graduates. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott grads are usually competent in Engineering Design, and nearly one in seven alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Matlab are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one-third of alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). It is no small feat that the greater part of alumni are given health coverage, and a strong majority of former students accept dental insurance. A strong majority of graduates plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Additional perks enjoyed by Embry grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Other schools similar to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott include Summit Christian College, Ottawa University-Online, and Ottawa University-Kansas City. Compensation is highest for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott grads among alumni salaries of comparable schools, but graduates of University of the West are not far behind on the pay scale with average earnings of $44K.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1530 1880
ACT Scores 23 29

Key Stats for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) - Prescott, AZ


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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

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