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Average Salary for Furman University Alumni

Located in Greenville, S.C., roughly 3,000 students call Furman University home for four years. Centered on the liberal arts, this private university offers students an all-around excellent education. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Liberal Arts

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Typical Early Career Salary

Furman University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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3 salaries
Research Analyst
3 salaries
Sales Director
2 salaries
Operations Manager
2 salaries
Project Manager, Web
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Director
2 salaries
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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Furman University Details

3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613-6162


Private Schools, Liberal Arts, For Sports Fans

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Furman alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the publishing industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the accounting, auditing and tax services industry. The consulting industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Following graduation, Furman students earn an average of around $50K.


The Furman alumni who make the most are Sales Directors; they report a median pay of $130K. Research Analysts and Geographic Information Systems Analysts draw in a fair amount as well — $90K and $52K. Sliding in near the bottom are Web Project Managers, who report earnings of approximately $30K.


More often than not, Furman grads continue living in Greenville (approximately one-fifth of former students to be exact) even though average salaries here take last place on the pay scale (about $46K). For those seeking more money, Washington, DC is a popular destination for former Furman students; median pay is $60K. Charlotte is also a top pick, as is Los Angeles.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Furman grads with a B.A. in Theater (earnings climb to $130K per year). A B.A. in English Language is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of around $30K.


Project Management is a popular skill among Furman alumni, with a little less than a fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) commands a pay premium of 71 percent for former Paladins. In addition, those who are savvy in Marketing Communications, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in three grads receive sick leave. A strong majority of former students save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Dental insurance applies to a majority of grads, and a strong majority of alums report health coverage. Additional perks enjoyed by Furman University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Spelman College pick up average paychecks of $50K, which is closest to the amount made by Furman grads among similar schools. 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 1320
ACT Scores 25 29

Key Stats

55 %
45 %
$32,808 - $63,855
$33,810 - $92,004
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
$34,797 - $75,000
$35,479 - $117,916
$33,017 - $114,962
$42,000 - $50,851

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