Professionally, the health care industry, the consulting industry, and IT consulting are popular business areas among GW alumni. Among GW grads, IT services is a commonly chosen career field. The average salary for a grad from GW is $74K.
After graduation, women go on to earn an average of around $65K per year compared to men, who earn $89K.
GW grads who become Senior Product Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making $148K on average yearly. Also notably well-paid are Directors of Operations and Information Technology Managers; their salaries approach about $105K. Communications Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $71K.
A large number of students head to Washington, DC after college. Another city that attracts a wealth of GW grads is Mclean, Va.; given its high compensation (approximately $142K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with GW alumni is New York, N.Y., which offers a median salary of around $66K. Los Angeles, Calif. is also a top pick, as is Rockville, Md.
A graduate with a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) from GW can rake in a whopping average about $155K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) are the lowest of the pack, earning $39K.
GW grads are usually competent in Project Management, and approximately one in five alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Colonials with Contract Negotiation abilities can expect to make 56 percent more than their former classmates ($115K). Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Operations Management.
Benefits and Perks
As for time away from work, a majority of grads are compensated for vacation days, but only two-fifths of alumni can take paid time off due to illness. Most survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). A large number of alums receive health insurance, and a large number of grads get dental coverage. George Washington University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.
Princeton University grads report the most similar salaries to GW alums, earning $74K on average. Other schools similar to GW include Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Pennsylvania.