Furman University Alumni Average Salary

Furman University is a university based in Greenville, S.C. that is home to around 3,000 undergraduates. Many students here pick up classes in the liberal arts and sciences. The data for this snapshot was collected from Furman graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Furman University School Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Salary Data 
1-4 years
4 salaries
5-9 years
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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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The average salary for a grad from Furman is $59K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $63K, but the median for the latter is only $51K.


In addition, former Furman students often head to Chicago, Ill. after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $64K in this top-paying city. Though Washington, DC takes the cake for lowest pay among Furman grads (the median salary is about $52K there), it remains a common destination for former students.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) earns Furman students the most money after college (an average approximately $58K per year). A B.A. in Psychology commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $49K.


Proposal Writing commands a pay premium of 13 percent for former Paladins. Furman grads are usually competent in Strategic Planning, and just under one in three alumni continue practicing this skill in their career.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly all respondents enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time. A fair number of alums set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance benefits extend to a fair number of former students, and a fair number of grads sign up for dental plans. Alumni of Furman University also take in free drinks, tuition reimbursement, stock purchase plan, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Salem College grads report the most similar salaries to Furman alums, earning approximately $53K on average. Wofford College, Presbyterian College, and Erskine College and Seminary are also similar to Furman.

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


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56 %
$48,000 - $72,012
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

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