Emory University Alumni Average Salary

Attending Emory University, an United Methodist university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Atlanta, Ga., and it is ranked in the top 17 percent of universities by return on investment. This report is based on the responses of Emory graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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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 health care services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Those with a degree from Emory make an average of approximately $74K.


Atlanta, Ga. keeps the largest number of Emory grads among cities despite the fact that it offers the lowest median compensation (around $45K). On the other hand, Emory alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in San Francisco, Calif., which offers a median salary of $119K.

Degree Major

Emory students with a Doctorate (PhD) can expect to make the most money (about $115K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Those holding a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $62K on average per year.


For Emory University grads, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is 3 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Excel is a common skill among Emory alumni — just under one in four grads mention using it at work. Other top skills include Data Analysis, Project Management, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, just under one-third of survey participants report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; the larger part of former students are rewarded with health insurance and the larger part of alums report dental coverage, too. The larger part of grads save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Emory University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Alumni of George Washington University pick up average paychecks of $74K, 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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