Emory University Alumni Average Salary

Combining good value and great education, Emory University is ranked in the top 17 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this an United Methodist university based in Atlanta, Ga. Replies from former Emory students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
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Financial Analyst
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Research Associate (Unspecified Type)
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Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
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Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
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Marketing Director
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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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Graduates of Emory head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the health care services industry, the education industry, and clinical care are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. On the other end of the spectrum is software as a service (SAAS) development, which attracts less than five percent of Emory alumni. The average starting salary for a graduate of Emory is $70K.


Among Emory alumni, those working as Physician Assistants report the highest median pay of $99K, followed by Nurse Practitioners (about $88K), and Executive Directors (approximately $75K). Financial Analysts pick up around $60K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Atlanta is a popular place for Emory students to settle after graduation, and nearly one in three grads find steadfast employment in the city. With a median salary of $123K, Dallas, Texas represents the highest-paid city popular among Emory grads. On the other hand, Emory alumni who end up in Austin, Texas receive the lowest median salary of $53K. Graduates also relocate to New York, N.Y. and Chicago, Ill.

Degree Major

Emory grads who hold a law degree can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $130K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Master of Education (MEd), Higher Education Administration tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $45K per year.


Around one in ten Emory grads wind up using Data Analysis at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Emory University grads who have experience with Operations Management can expect to make 30 percent more than other alumni ($90K on average). Other top skills include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one-third of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fifth of alumni for sick time. Health benefits extend to a large number of respondents, and more than half of former students also receive dental coverage. Most former students save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Graduates of Emory University are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 403(b).

Related Schools

George Washington University grads report the most similar salaries to Emory alums, earning around $72K on average. Other schools similar to Emory include Vanderbilt University, Duke University, and Tulane University of Louisiana.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Emory University


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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
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