Average Salary for Emory University Alumni

Emory University is an United Methodist school located in Atlanta, Ga. with around 8,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 17 percent of universities by return on investment. The data for this synopsis comes from former Emory students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Emory University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Physical Therapist (PT)
5 salaries
5 salaries
Physician Assistant (PA)
5 salaries
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
4 salaries
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
4 salaries
Executive Director
4 salaries
Financial Analyst
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 260

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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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Emory alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the education industry, the health care services industry, and clinical care. The majority of Emory alumni wind up in the health care industry. Former Emory students do not typically enter the clinical research industry; in fact, less than five percent of graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. Following graduation, Emory students earn an average of approximately $67K.


Emory grads who become Physician Assistants garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $94K annually. However, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Research Scientists also rank as top-earners (bringing in $72K and about $70K, respectively). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Financial Analysts — they bring in $61K.


Upon earning their degrees, many Emory grads prefer to remain in Atlanta; in fact, roughly a third of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. With a median salary of $78K, Los Angeles, Calif. represents the highest-paid city popular among Emory grads. On the other end, Emory grads flock to Washington, DC, which actually offers the weakest median salary of around $55K. Other common destinations include New York, N.Y. and Chicago, Ill.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Emory grads with a Medical Doctor (MD) (average earnings climb to $150K per year). A B.A. in Art History is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $46K.


Emory grads are usually competent in Data Analysis, and about one in eight alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Emory University grads with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 28 percent more than other grads' salaries. Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and merely one in five survey participants get paid sick time. Most survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health coverage is awarded to most graduates, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of grads as well. Emory University graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 403(b).

Related Schools

Median pay for Tulane University of Louisiana grads is approximately $64K, making their salaries most similar to those of Emory grads. Vanderbilt University, Duke University, and Washington University in St Louis are also similar to Emory.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Emory University


66 %
34 %
$38,363 - $82,298
$43,506 - $103,193
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
$32,938 - $89,499
$42,345 - $83,612
$57,989 - $84,286
$47,000 - $77,000
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