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

Around 2,000 people attend Embry, a institution based in Prescott, Ariz. A considerably greater proportion of men make up the survey population with a male-to-female ratio of 7-to-1. Based on student and alumni reporting, men also tend to make more than their male counterparts after graduating. This summary is derived from information given by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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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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Graduates of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott go into the aerospace engineering industry, the aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry, and the medical device manufacturing industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular field is the aerospace and defense industry. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott graduates in the real estate property management industry are hard pressed to find, with less than five percent of former students taking up work in this field. The average starting salary for a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott is about $63K.


The school's graduates who responded to the survey are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is 3 to 1).


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott grads who become Airline Pilots and Copilots are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $115K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Aerospace Engineers and Software Engineers; their salaries approach $112K and approximately $101K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Mechanical Engineers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $60K.


Many Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott grads end up living in Phoenix, Ariz., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. It is also not uncommon to find former Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott students living and working in Denver, Colo. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of around $87K. Home to the lowest median salary for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott alumni is Seattle, Wash., a popular place for former students despite its $46K average paycheck. Alumni express interest in Irvine, Calif. and Prescott, Ariz. as well.

Degree Major

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott students with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science & Engineering can expect to make the most money (around $130K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Average annual salaries for those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are the lowest of the pack, earning $57K.


For Embry grads, proficiency in Product Development warrants a paycheck that is 43 percent more than other alumni salaries. Just under a fifth of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Other top skills include Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and CATIA.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-fourth of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in four survey participants get paid sick time. Most survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a large number of alums are rewarded with health insurance and the vast majority of graduates report dental coverage, too. Embry grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, flexible hours, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Other schools similar to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott include Summit Christian College, Ottawa University-Online, and Ottawa University-Kansas City. Compared to grads of similar schools, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott grads report higher earnings on average, though they are closest to University of the West alums, who earn approximately $44K on average.

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