Average Salary for Emory University Alumni

Around 8,000 undergrads attend Emory University, an United Methodist school in Atlanta, Ga.. The school sits in the top 17 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Overall College ROI Rank

202
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

74
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Research Universities

97
out of 267

Typical Early Career Salary

$51,000
Emory University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$33K$66K$99K
Physician Assistant (PA)
4 salaries
$98,580  
   
Financial Analyst
4 salaries
$60,984  
Epidemiologist
3 salaries
$60,000  
Executive Director
3 salaries
$75,000  
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
3 salaries
$88,437  
Attorney / Lawyer
3 salaries
$63,000  
Physical Therapist (PT)
3 salaries
$74,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 209
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About This School

408 Administration Building, 201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

www.emory.edu/ADMISSIONS/

7,836

Private School, Research University, Religious

90 %

14 %

47 %

19 %


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Industry

Graduates of Emory work in a variety of sectors including the education industry, the health care services industry, and clinical care. Among Emory grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. The financial services industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among Emory grads, with less than five percent of former students experienced in this area. Emory graduates see an average starting salary of around $69K.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among Emory alumni are Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners; they earn a median annual salary of $90K. Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners aren't slouches either, bringing in $75K. Executive Assistants pick up $48K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.

Locations

Many Emory alumni remain in Atlanta after graduation; nearly one in three grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. Dallas, Texas is also a common destination for Emory grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $96K. Though Washington, DC takes the cake for lowest pay among Emory grads (the median salary is $52K there), it remains a common destination for former students. New York, N.Y. and Chicago, Ill. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

Emory grads who hold a Medical Doctor (MD) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average approximately $150K per year. Those with a Master of Education (MEd), Higher Education Administration face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average around $45K per year.

Skills

Data Analysis is a common skill among Emory alumni — around a tenth of grads mention using it at work. Emory University grads with Operations Management abilities can expect to make 32 percent more than their former classmates ($90K). In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of graduates set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most alumni are rewarded with health insurance and the larger part of graduates report dental coverage, too. Emory University grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 403(b).

Related Schools

Compensation averages $72K for Vanderbilt University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Emory grads. Other schools similar to Emory include Duke University, Tulane University of Louisiana, and Washington University in St Louis.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Emory University

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %
Salary
$36,544 - $85,498
Salary
$43,069 - $114,575

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
$33,780 - $74,406
$49,762 - $101,130
$60,079 - $157,222
$32,499 - $90,276
$41,976 - $81,313
$57,989 - $84,286
$40,500 - $89,500

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