Average Salary for Furman University Alumni

Around 3,000 people attend Furman University, a institution based in Greenville, S.C. Undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences is popular here. This report is based on the responses of Furman graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Furman University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Research Analyst
3 salaries
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
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Human Resources (HR) Director
2 salaries
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About This School

3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613-6162



Private School, Liberal Arts, For Sports Fans

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Former Furman students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the publishing industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the transportation industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the consulting industry. Furman graduates see an average starting salary of $50K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in approximately $85K after graduating from Furman, the average woman earns only around $49K.


The Furman alumni who make the most are Sales Directors; they report a median pay of $130K. Research Analysts and Human Resources Directors draw in a fair amount as well — about $90K and $69K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Accountants, who report earnings of $38K.


Upon earning their degrees, many Furman grads prefer to remain in Greenville; in fact, approximately one in five grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. Alexandria, Va. is also a common destination for Furman grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of approximately $90K. Home to the lowest median salary for Furman alumni is Washington, DC, a popular place for former students despite its $48K average paycheck. Alumni express interest in Atlanta, Ga. and Los Angeles, Calif. as well.

Degree Major

Former Paladins who fare the best in terms of salary hold a B.A. in Theater and earn a median salary of $130K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Communication are the lowest of the pack, earning $35K.


Furman alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with nearly one in four grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) commands a pay premium of 148 percent for former Paladins. Demonstrated ability in Marketing Communications, Data Analysis, and Accounts Payable rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. A large number of graduates take advantage of a 401(k) plan. A large number of respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a strong majority of alums receive dental plans, too. Additional benefits handed to Furman University alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $50K for Salem College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Furman grads. Wofford College, Presbyterian College, and Erskine College and Seminary are also similar to Furman.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1120 1340
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats for Furman University


60 %
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$33,759 - $87,000
$41,334 - $108,853
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1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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