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Average Salary for Gallaudet University Alumni

Gallaudet University is a university based in Washington. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Gallaudet University Alumni

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School Counselor
2 salaries
Elementary School Teacher
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 26 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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About This School

800 Florida Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695



Private School

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Gallaudet University alumni can most commonly be found in the school district industry, the telecommunications industry, and higher education, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. A large chunk of former Gallaudet University students are employed in the education industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Higher education is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among Gallaudet University grads, with roughly one in twenty former students experienced in this area. For Gallaudet University alumni, high SAT scores do not correlate to high-paying positions in the workforce. Those with a degree from Gallaudet University tend to make approximately $44K.


Gallaudet University grads who become School Counselors are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making $51K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Elementary School Teachers — their salaries approach around $46K. Sliding in near the bottom are Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, who report earnings of $36K.


Many Gallaudet University grads end up living in Philadelphia, deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Gallaudet University alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Washington, DC, which offers median salaries of $65K. On the other end, Gallaudet University grads flock to Indianapolis, which actually offers the weakest median salaries of about $34K.


For slightly less than one-fifth of Gallaudet University grads, Gallaudet University takes the cake for most popular employer, where typical earnings average $67K.

Degree Major

Gallaudet University grads who hold a Master of Arts (MA), Counseling can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning about $77K per year. Those holding a master's in social work are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $35K per year.


Slightly less than one-fifth of grads report using Counseling as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Gallaudet University grads with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) abilities can expect to make 70 percent more than their former classmates (around $76K). Program Management, Microsoft Office, and Childhood Education are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one in three grads) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in five survey participants get sick time. The greater part of alumni set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health coverage is awarded to a solid majority of graduates, and dental insurance is issued to a fair portion of survey participants as well. Other benefits that Gallaudet University alumni receive are flexible hours, life insurance, optional telecommute / work from home, and 401(a).

Related Schools

Median pay for Emmanuel College grads is $47K, making their salaries most similar to those of Gallaudet University grads. Lynchburg College, Elon University, and the Ursuline College are also similar to Gallaudet University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
693 930
ACT Scores 15 20

Key Stats for Gallaudet University


60 %
40 %
$34,639 - $66,445
$34,255 - $67,885
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

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