Average Salary for Furman University Alumni

Furman University, a school in Greenville, S.C., has roughly 3,000 undergrads. 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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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.
3 salaries
Research Analyst
3 salaries
Operations Manager
2 salaries
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
2 salaries
Sales Director
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Director
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71

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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 insurance and financial services industry, and the education industry. A large chunk of former Furman students are employed in the marketing, advertising, and media management industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Former Furman graduates bring in approximately $50K on average.


Among Furman alumni, those working as Sales Directors report the highest median pay of $130K, followed by Research Analysts ($90K), and Human Resources Directors ($69K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Accountants — they bring in about $33K.


For reasons other than money, Furman grads are most commonly found still living in Greenville, S.C., where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale (around $45K). On the opposite end of the pay scale is Charleston, S.C., a top-paying city for Furman grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of $65K). Other common destinations include Los Angeles, Calif. and Washington, DC.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Theater will compensate Furman grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in approximately $130K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Communication — their annual income amounts to $34K on average.


Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Paladins — they earn 23 percent more than their fellow graduates. Project Management is a common skill among Furman alumni — one-fifth of grads mention using it at work. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Marketing Communications.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-third of alumni for sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most alumni are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of alumni report dental coverage, too. Most respondents set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Additional benefits handed to Furman University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Spelman College grads is around $49K, making their salaries most similar to those of Furman grads. 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


54 %
46 %
$33,249 - $70,198
$33,647 - $93,193
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 16 votes.
$34,497 - $73,698
$54,045 - $121,010
$33,017 - $114,962

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