Average Salary for Furman University Alumni

Founded in Greenville, S.C., Furman University is an institution of higher learning for around 3,000 students. With a liberal arts emphasis, this private university offers its students the pleasures of a well-rounded education. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Furman grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Furman University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Research Analyst
3 salaries
3 salaries
Sales Director
2 salaries
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
2 salaries
Operations Manager
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Director
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
United States (change)

About This School

3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613-6162



Private School, Liberal Arts, For Sports Fans

84 %

16 %

35 %

14 %

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Furman alumni can most commonly be found in the consulting industry, the insurance and financial services industry, and the education industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of Furman alumni wind up in the publishing industry. Though Furman grads score high on the SAT, below-average pay in the workforce is common for this demographic. Furman graduates see an estimated starting salary of $50K.


Furman grads who become Research Analysts are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making $90K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Operations Managers and Geographic Information Systems Analysts; their salaries approach $64K and $52K, respectively. Web Project Managers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary, where grads report making an average of approximately $30K in this job.


Close to a fifth of Furman students choose to remain in Greenville after graduation, where average salaries are actually the lowest at about $47K. Alternatively, Atlanta is home to some of the highest salaries — median pay is around $57K — which is an (obvious) draw for many Furman grads. Charlotte is also a top pick, as is Washington, DC.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Theater leads to the highest pay for Furman grads ($130K per year). A B.A. in English Language offers the lowest annual financial reward (approximately $30K).


Former Paladins with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) abilities can expect to make 60 percent more than their former classmates ($80K). Furman alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with just under one in five grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). The greater part of survey participants enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair portion of former students receive dental plans, too. The greater part of graduates plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Additional perks enjoyed by Furman University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Spelman College grads bring in salaries of around $50K, making them the most similar to Furman alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Furman include Wofford College, Presbyterian College, and Erskine College and Seminary.

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


55 %
45 %
$33,532 - $65,161
$33,510 - $91,113
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
$34,702 - $76,302
$35,235 - $118,990
$33,017 - $114,962
$42,000 - $50,851

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