Average Salary for Emory University Alumni

Students looking for a top value school need look no further than Emory University, a private research university based in Atlanta, Ga., that is ranked in the top 18 percent of universities by ROI. This report is based on the answers of Emory graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Emory University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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Physician Assistant (PA)
6 salaries
6 salaries
Financial Analyst
5 salaries
Physical Therapist (PT)
5 salaries
Clinical Research Coordinator
4 salaries
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
4 salaries
Executive Director
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 297
United States (change)

About This School

408 Administration Building, 201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322



Private School, Research University, Religious

90 %

14 %

47 %

19 %

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Emory alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the education industry, clinical care, and the health care services industry. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The least popular industry for former Emory students is the consulting industry — less than five percent of these people end up working in this field. The average salary for a grad from Emory is $67K.


Among Emory alumni, those working as Certified Nurse Midwifes report the highest median pay of $92K, followed by Physician Assistants (about $90K), and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners ($75K). Financial Analysts pick up approximately $61K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Atlanta is such a great city that Emory alumni tend to stick around after wrapping up their studies, with approximately one in three grads staying on to find permanent work. Another city that attracts a wealth of Emory grads is Los Angeles; given its high compensation (around $76K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the far end of the pay scale, Emory alumni often reside in Washington, DC, which is home to the lowest pay at $56K. Other common destinations include New York and Chicago.

Degree Major

A law degree leads to the highest pay for Emory grads ($132K per year). A Master of Divinity (MDiv), Theology commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of approximately $36K.


Emory grads are usually competent in Data Analysis, and approximately one-tenth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. For Emory University grads, proficiency in Operations Management warrants a paycheck that is 29 percent more than other alumni salaries. Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a solid majority of respondents, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of former students as well. The greater part of alums save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Emory University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Tulane University of Louisiana grads bring in salaries of around $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 1910 2190
ACT Scores 29 32

Key Stats for Emory University


68 %
32 %
$38,705 - $84,339
$41,755 - $103,768
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 94 votes.
$34,498 - $76,210
$39,149 - $96,453
$59,165 - $184,652
$34,028 - $88,504
$42,320 - $82,011
$27,369 - $81,779
$47,816 - $75,663

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