Furman University Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Greenville, S.C., Furman University, a school, has a student population of roughly 3,000. Many students here pick up classes in the liberal arts and sciences. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Furman grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Furman University Alumni

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Human Resources (HR) Director
3 salaries
Research Analyst
2 salaries
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
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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Furman alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the publishing industry, the consulting industry, and the public relations, marketing, and special events industry. Among Furman grads, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry is a commonly chosen career field. Salaries are quite modest for Furman alumni, inconsistent with the impressive SAT results reported by this group. Furman graduates see an average starting salary of approximately $50K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $75K after graduating from Furman, the average woman earns only about $48K.


The biggest paychecks among Furman alumni are earned by Research Analysts — these former students make a median salary of $90K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Human Resources Directors ($69K) and Geographic Information Systems Analysts (around $52K). Accountants get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $38K in this job.


Graduates of Furman seem to enjoy living in Greenville, and just under a fourth of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. In addition, former Furman students often head to Atlanta, Ga. after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $118K in this top-paying city. Furman alumni in Washington, DC can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at about $48K. Graduates also relocate to Charlotte, N.C. and Los Angeles, Calif.

Degree Major

A B.A. in History will compensate Furman grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in approximately $103K on average per year. Graduates holding a B.A. in Communication fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $35K.


Knowledge of Technical Analysis seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 59 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($80K). Just over a fifth of Furman grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Demonstrated ability in Marketing Communications, Accounts Payable, and Data Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A little less than half of the alums can rely on paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. It is no small feat that a large number of grads are given health coverage, and a fair number of respondents accept dental insurance. A large number of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Furman University graduates also take advantage of a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Oglethorpe University grads (who make an average of $50K) earn salaries most similar to Furman alumni. Other schools similar to Furman include Wofford College, Presbyterian College, and Erskine College and Seminary.

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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


61 %
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$33,442 - $70,198
$34,004 - $95,000
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 9 votes.

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