Emory University Alumni Average Salary

Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than Emory University. It is an United Methodist university based in Atlanta, Ga. that is ranked in the top 17 percent of universities by return on investment. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,104

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About This School

408 Administration Building, 201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322



Private School, Research University, Religious

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The most popular field is the public health research industry. Students of Emory go on to make comfortable salaries after graduation, a trend consistent with the high graduation rates and above-average SAT scores reported by this group. The average starting salary for a graduate of Emory is $77K.


A large number of students head to Washington, DC after college. The top-paying city popular with Emory alumni is San Francisco, Calif., which offers a median salary of $80K. Among popular cities, the lowest average pay is found in Atlanta at $45K. Regardless of salary, a large portion of Emory University grads opt to live in the area following graduation.

Degree Major

A graduate with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) from Emory can rake in a whopping average approximately $124K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of around $55K.


Emory University grads with Product Development abilities can expect to make more than double their former classmates ($166K). Many former Emory students are familiar with Data Analysis, and one in five grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Office are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for a little less than half of the alums, but only one in three grads are rewarded with paid sick leave. Dental insurance applies to the larger part of former students, and a fair number of graduates report health coverage. A strong majority of graduates report contributing to a 401(k). Graduates of Emory University are also recipients of a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Alumni of Rice University pick up average paychecks of about $78K, which is closest to the amount made by Emory grads among similar schools. Vanderbilt University, Duke University, and Tulane University of Louisiana are also similar to Emory.

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