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Average Salary for Emory University Alumni

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. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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.
Physician Assistant (PA)
6 salaries
6 salaries
Physical Therapist (PT)
5 salaries
Financial Analyst
5 salaries
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (NP)
4 salaries
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
4 salaries
Research Scientist
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 286

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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 belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the education industry, clinical care, and the health care services industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is 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. Former Emory graduates bring in $67K on average.


Among Emory alumni, those working as Physician Assistants report the highest median pay of $94K, followed by Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners ($72K), and Research Scientists (around $70K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Clinical Research Coordinators who make an average of $47K.


Upon earning their degrees, many Emory grads prefer to remain in Atlanta; in fact, about a third of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. In addition, former Emory students often head to Los Angeles, Calif. after graduating, where the median salary comes to about $78K in this top-paying city. Home to the lowest median salary for Emory alumni is Washington, DC, a popular place for former students despite its approximately $56K average paycheck. New York, N.Y. is also a top pick, as is Chicago, Ill.

Degree Major

A law degree earns Emory students the most money after college (an average $130K 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 about $46K.


Proficiency in Data Analysis is common among Emory alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, around one in eight former students report doing so. Emory University grads with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 29 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one in three grads) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in five survey participants get sick time. Health benefits extend to a large number of survey participants, and more than half of survey participants also receive dental coverage. A large number of alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Additional benefits handed to Emory University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 403(b).

Related Schools

Tulane University of Louisiana grads bring in salaries of around approximately $65K, making them the most similar to Emory alumni in terms of earnings. 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 %
$37,944 - $81,871
$43,663 - $107,963
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
$32,430 - $89,240
$42,345 - $83,612
$57,989 - $84,286
$47,000 - $77,000
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