Average Salary for Gallaudet University Alumni

Gallaudet University is a university based in Washington, Washington DC that is home to around 1,000 undergraduates. The data in this summary come from Gallaudet University alumni who took the PayScale 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: 22 May 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. The education industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Higher education is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among Gallaudet University grads, with less than ten percent of former students experienced in this area. Salaries are quite modest for Gallaudet University alumni, inconsistent with the impressive SAT results reported by this group. Starting salaries of $45K are the median among Gallaudet University grads.


Among Gallaudet University graduates, the biggest earners are School Counselors, who haul in approximately $51K on average.


The most popular destination for former Gallaudet University students is Philadelphia, Pa. It is also not uncommon to find former Gallaudet University students living and working in Washington, DC — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $68K. On the other hand, Gallaudet University alumni who end up in Indianapolis, Ind. receive the lowest median salary of about $34K.

Degree Major

Gallaudet University students with a Bachelor's Degree can expect to make the most money ($64K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Those holding a master's in social work are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $35K on average per year.


Many Gallaudet University grads have knowledge of Counseling, with around one in five alumni using this program on the clock. Gallaudet University grads with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) experience garner salaries that are 69 percent more than other grads' salaries. Competency in Computer Hardware Technician, Program Management, and Marketing Communications also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one-third of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fifth of alumni get sick time. Dental insurance applies to a strong majority of graduates, and most respondents report health coverage. Most survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Gallaudet University grads are also lucky enough to receive 403(b), optional telecommute / work from home, flexible hours, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Emmanuel College graduates, who earn around $47K on average, make a similar amount to Gallaudet University grads. Other schools similar to Gallaudet University include Lynchburg College, Elon University, and the Ursuline College.

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 %
$33,938 - $70,031
$35,679 - $67,802
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 7 votes.

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