The most popular professional field seems to be the health care services industry. Graduates of Emory earn $71K on average.
For reasons other than money, Emory grads are most commonly found still living in Atlanta, Ga., where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale (about $45K). Alternatively, San Francisco, Calif. is home to some of the highest salaries — median pay is $119K — which is an (obvious) draw for many Emory grads.
A Doctorate (PhD) leads to the highest pay for Emory grads (around $115K on average per year). Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are the lowest of the pack, earning $62K.
For Emory University grads, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is 6 percent more than other alumni salaries. Many former Emory students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and about a fifth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Competency in Data Analysis, Project Management, and Microsoft Office also warrants excellent remuneration.
Benefits and Perks
Paid vacation days are a given for slightly more than half of the respondents, but only one-third of alumni are rewarded with paid sick leave. A fair number of former students report contributing to a 401(k). A fair number of alums receive health insurance, and more than half of grads get dental coverage. Emory University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and 403(b).
Alumni of Vanderbilt University pick up average paychecks of approximately $73K, which is closest to the amount made by Emory grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Emory include Duke University, Tulane University of Louisiana, and Washington University in St Louis.