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

Embry, a school in Prescott, Ariz., has roughly 2,000 undergrads. The survey respondent pool is largely skewed toward men with a male-to-female ratio of 5-to-1, and men also report larger salaries after graduation than women do. The data in this summary come from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

48
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

24
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for None

1
out of 75

Typical Early Career Salary

$53,800
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) - Prescott, AZ Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Aerospace Engineer
3 salaries
$99,900  
   
Software Engineer
2 salaries
$100,500  
Airline Pilot, Copilot, or Flight Engineer
2 salaries
$115,000  
Senior Mechanical Engineer
2 salaries
$85,000  
Mechanical Engineer
2 salaries
$60,000  
Electrical Engineer
2 salaries
$70,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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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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Private School

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Industry

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott alumni can most commonly be found in the commercial aviation or airline industry, the airline or aviation fixed-base operator (fbo) industry, and the aerospace engineering industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular career sector among alumni is the aerospace and defense industry. On the other end of the spectrum are the aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry, which attract less than five percent of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott alumni. Those with a degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott make an average of about $66K.

Gender

Graduates from this school who take the survey are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is 3 to 1.

Jobs

Airline Pilots and Copilots win the contest for best-paid Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott alumni, making approximately $115K on average every year, though Software Engineers (around $101K), and Aerospace Engineers ($98K) are not far behind. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Mechanical Engineers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $60K.

Locations

Phoenix, Ariz. is filled with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott grads. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Scottsdale, Ariz., which offers a median salary of $88K. Home to the lowest median salary for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott alumni is Seattle, Wash., a popular place for former students despite its $52K average paycheck. Denver, Colo. and Prescott, Ariz. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott grads with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science & Engineering (average earnings climb to $130K per year). A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of about $47K.

Skills

Competency in Product Development translates into above-average pay for Embry grads — they earn 37 percent more than their fellow graduates. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott grads are usually competent in Engineering Design, and nearly one-seventh of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one-third of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fifth of alumni get sick time. A large number of alums take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Health coverage is awarded to most survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to most alums as well. Additional benefits handed to Embry alumni include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

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 $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

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

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

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %
Salary
$45,500 - $91,080
Salary
$44,042 - $99,873
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

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