Emory University Alumni Average Salary

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at Emory University, an United Methodist university based in Atlanta, Ga.. The school is ranked in the top 17 percent of universities by return on investment. This summary is derived from information given by Emory grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Emory University School Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Salary Data 
1-4 years
13 salaries
5-9 years
3 salaries
10-19 years
4 salaries
20 years or more
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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 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.

Degree Major

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).

Related Schools

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.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1910 2190
ACT Scores 29 32

Key Stats for Emory University


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36 %
$54,194 - $80,988
$65,000 - $139,500
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1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
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