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Average Salary for Emory University Alumni

Ranked in the top 18 percent of universities by ROI, Emory University is a private research university based in Atlanta, Ga., home to around 8,000 undergraduates. The data in this summary come from Emory alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

out of 476

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Research Universities

out of 267

Typical Early Career Salary

Emory University Alumni

Median Salary by 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.
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (NP)
7 salaries
7 salaries
Physician Assistant (PA)
6 salaries
Physical Therapist (PT)
6 salaries
Certified Nurse Midwife
6 salaries
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
5 salaries
Financial Analyst
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 370
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Emory University Details

408 Administration Building, 201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322


Private Schools, Research Universities, Religious

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Graduates of Emory are found working in a number of different fields including the education industry, clinical care, and the health care services industry. The most popular field is the health care industry. The consulting industry is not a popular industry for Emory grads, and less than two percent of them wind up in the field. Former Emory graduates tend to bring in $67K.


Emory grads who become Certified Nurse Midwifes are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making about $92K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Physician Assistants and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners; their salaries approach around $90K and $75K, respectively. On the lower end, Financial Analysts report making approximately $61K.


Graduates of Emory take pride in the city of Atlanta, and over a third of grads wind up living and working here after graduation. The top-paying city popular with Emory alumni is Los Angeles, which offers median salaries of $76K. Home to the lowest median salary for Emory alumni is Washington, DC, a popular place for former students despite its $57K average paycheck. New York and Chicago are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A law degree earns Emory students the most money after college ($132K per year). A Master of Divinity (MDiv), Theology commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of approximately $36K.


Emory University grads with Operations Management abilities can expect to make 29 percent more than their former classmates ($86K). Data Analysis is a common skill among Emory alumni — roughly a tenth of grads mention using it at work. In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fifth of alumni receive sick leave. A strong majority of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance benefits extend to a solid majority of respondents, and a majority of former students sign up for dental plans. Emory University graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 403(b).

Related Schools

Tulane University of Louisiana grads bring in salaries of around about $64K, making them the most similar to Emory alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Emory include Vanderbilt University, Duke University, and Washington University in St Louis.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1920 2200
ACT Scores 29 32

Key Stats

68 %
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$38,448 - $83,319
$41,540 - $101,898
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.
$34,877 - $76,503
$39,149 - $96,453
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$33,969 - $88,271
$42,435 - $81,347
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