George Washington University (GWU) Alumni Average Salary

Combining good value and great education, George Washington University is ranked in the top 17 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a university based in Washington, Washington DC. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

298th

20 Year Net ROI 

$383,000

Annual ROI 

5.0%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$241,000

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

9th

Early Career Salary 

$83,900

Mid-Career Salary 

$178,000

% High Meaning 

53 %

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George Washington University (GWU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Attorney / Lawyer
33 salaries
$111,066  
   
Software Engineer
25 salaries
$80,000  
Management Consultant
23 salaries
$81,624  
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
21 salaries
$71,216  
Director of Operations
20 salaries
$117,447  
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
20 salaries
$43,377  
Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization
19 salaries
$50,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,595
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About This School

2121 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

www.gwu.edu/apply/

10,357

Private School, Research University, For Sports Fans

81 %

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Industry

Graduates of GW are found working in a number of different fields including IT services, IT consulting, and higher education. The consulting industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Former GW graduates bring in approximately $73K on average.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $67K whereas the men's median is around $87K.

Jobs

The GW alumni who make the most are Senior Product Managers; they report a median pay of $148K. Information Technology Managers and Senior Managers of Corporate Communications draw in a fair amount as well — about $105K and $104K, respectively. Communications Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $71K.

Locations

Washington, DC is filled with GW grads. In addition, former GW students often head to Mclean, Va. after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $142K in this top-paying city. Home to the lowest median salary for GW alumni is New York, N.Y., a popular place for former students despite its $65K average paycheck. Other common destinations include Los Angeles, Calif. and San Francisco, Calif.

Degree Major

A Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) leads to the highest pay for GW grads (approximately $155K on average per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) are the lowest of the pack, earning $39K.

Skills

Former Colonials with Corporate Communications abilities can expect to make 43 percent more than their former classmates ($104K). Many GW grads have knowledge of Project Management, with just under one-fifth of alumni using this program on the clock. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Media / Public Relations are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, just over half of the survey participants are compensated for vacation days, but only two-fifths of alumni can take paid time off due to illness. Dental insurance applies to a large number of former students, and most graduates report health coverage. Most grads set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. George Washington University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, New York University grads (who make an average of about $65K) earn salaries most similar to GW alumni. Other schools similar to GW include Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Key Stats for George Washington University (GWU)

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %
Salary
$33,412 - $93,745
Salary
$53,755 - $109,915
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
$33,110 - $98,903
$34,004 - $97,162
$40,000 - $58,172
$76,500 - $105,500

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