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Average Salary for Furman University Alumni

Furman University, a school in Greenville, S.C., has roughly 3,000 undergrads. The school puts an emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences. This summary is derived from information given by Furman grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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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: 28 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80

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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 can most commonly be found in the consulting industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management 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. Graduates of Furman earn around $50K on average.


Among Furman graduates, the biggest earners are Sales Directors, who haul in $130K on average. Next on the list are Research Analysts and Human Resources Directors, bringing in $90K and $69K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Accountants, who report earnings of about $33K.


Though Greenville, S.C. offers the least in terms of financial rewards (median pay is the lowest at $45K), around one in four Furman students continue living here after college. By comparison, the top-paying city popular with Furman alumni is Charleston, S.C., which offers a median salary of approximately $65K. Los Angeles, Calif. and Washington, DC also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Furman grads with a B.A. in Theater (average earnings climb to around $130K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Communication tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $34K per year.


For former Paladins, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is 23 percent more than other alumni salaries. Project Management is a common skill among Furman alumni — nearly one in five grads mention using it at work. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Marketing Communications.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. A large number of former students save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A large number of survey participants receive health insurance, and a fair number of alumni get dental coverage. Other benefits that Furman University alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

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


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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