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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 data for this snapshot was collected from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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

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Aerospace Engineer
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General / Operations Manager
2 salaries
Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer
2 salaries
Senior Software Engineer
2 salaries
Senior Mechanical Engineer
2 salaries
Software Engineer
2 salaries
Production Manager, Manufacturing
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) - Prescott, AZ Details

3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301-3720

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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 aerospace engineering industry, and the commercial aviation or airline industry. The majority of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott alumni wind up in the aerospace and defense industry. On the other end of the spectrum is the aerospace, aeronautics, or astronautics industry, which attracts less than five percent of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott alumni. Starting salaries of $68K are common among Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott grads.


After graduation, men go on to earn an average of $70K per year compared to women, who earn approximately $87K. Men are more likely to graduate from this school than women, given the 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio.


Among Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott graduates, the biggest earners are Airline Pilots and Copilots, who haul in $115K on average. Next on the list are Software Engineers and Senior Software Engineers, bringing in $101K and about $99K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Manufacturing Production Managers, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at around $55K.


Many Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott grads flock to Phoenix. Everett is another hot spot for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to about $100K). Though Annapolis takes the cake for lowest pay among Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott grads (the median salary is $52K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Seattle and Denver also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science & Engineering — they earn close to $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 $47K per year.


Engineering Design is a popular skill among Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott alumni, with close to one-sixth workers reporting using it on the job. Project Management commands a pay premium of 30 percent for Embry grads. Competency in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Matlab also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A solid majority of former students participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a solid majority of graduates are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of respondents report dental coverage, too. Other benefits awarded to Embry alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Graduates of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott report the largest average salaries relative to comparable schools; however, University of the West alumni, who make an average of approximately $44K, do not sit too far below Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott on the pay scale. Other schools similar to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott include Summit Christian College, Ottawa University-Online, and Ottawa University-Kansas City.

Test Scores

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ACT Scores 23 28

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