Emory University Alumni Average Salary

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 snapshot was collected from Emory graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Associate Attorney
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Marketing Manager
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Physician Assistant (PA)
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Data Analyst
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Attorney / Lawyer
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Marketing Director
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,099
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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 popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. Those with a degree from Emory make an average of $67K.


In the Emory alumni professional community, Associate Attorneys make the highest median pay (approximately $130K), though Marketing Directors ($125K), and Financial Controllers (around $87K) are close competitors. Sliding in near the bottom are Financial Analysts, who report earnings of about $60K.


Atlanta is a popular place for Emory students to settle after graduation, and about one in three grads find steadfast employment in the city. San Francisco, Calif. is another hot spot for Emory grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $115K). 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 also desirable cities.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $110K per year, Emory University grads who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business & Marketing are the best paid among the alumni population. Those with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $39K per year.


Proficiency in Data Analysis is common among Emory alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one in eight former students report doing so. For Emory University grads, proficiency in Clinical Research warrants a paycheck that is 12 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-fourth of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-sixth of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of grads opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. For this school, most alums are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of former students pick up dental plans, too. Other benefits that Emory University alumni receive are a casual working environment, 403(b), tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Tulane University of Louisiana grads bring in salaries of around about $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.

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