Furman University Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Greenville, S.C., Furman University, a school, has a student population of roughly 3,000. Known for its liberal arts and sciences education, undergraduates often take classes in this field. The data in this summary come from Furman alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Furman University Alumni

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Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
4 salaries
Financial Analyst
4 salaries
Administrative Assistant
3 salaries
Account Executive
3 salaries
Software Engineer
3 salaries
Executive Assistant
3 salaries
Programmer Analyst
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Sep 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 217
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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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Professionally, the accounting, auditing and tax services industry, the transportation industry, and the insurance and financial services industry are popular business areas among Furman alumni. A large chunk of former Furman students are employed in the consulting industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Starting salaries of around $50K are the median among Furman grads.


In the Furman alumni professional community, Research Analysts make the highest median pay ($90K), though Human Resources Directors ($64K) are a close competitor. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Geographic Information Systems Analysts — they bring in $52K.


Furman students enjoy their time in Greenville, and slightly less than one-fifth of students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. Another city that attracts a wealth of Furman grads is Los Angeles, Calif.; given its high compensation ($81K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the other hand, Furman alumni who end up in Charleston, S.C. receive the lowest median salary of about $46K. Washington, DC and Charlotte, N.C. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

Furman students with a Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration can expect to make the most money (approximately $95K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor's Degree ($50K on average annually).


Many former Furman students are familiar with Project Management, and nearly one in three grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Paladins with People Management experience garner salaries that are double other grads' salaries. Proficiency in Marketing Communications, Data Analysis, and Accounts Payable command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though just under half of the alumni get paid time off for vacation, only one in three grads receive paid sick leave. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a large number of alums are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of survey participants report dental coverage, too. Most alums save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Other benefits awarded to Furman University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Wofford College graduates, who earn about $47K on average, make a similar amount to Furman grads. Presbyterian College, Erskine College and Seminary, and Davidson College are also similar to Furman.

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Key Stats for Furman University


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