Average Salary for Grinnell College Alumni

Founded in Grinnell, Iowa, Grinnell College is an institution of higher learning for around 2,000 students. Alongside a private education, Grinnell College students also enjoy the intimacy of campus life, which is centered around the small town of Grinnell. This synopsis is derived from the responses of former Grinnell students who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

$43,100
Grinnell College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization
3 salaries
$41,985  
   
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
3 salaries
$32,556  
Software Development Director
2 salaries
$120,000  
Senior Marketing Manager
2 salaries
$109,600  
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
2 salaries
$61,727  
Senior Software Engineer
2 salaries
$135,000  
Chemist
2 salaries
$46,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 14 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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About This School

1121 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112-1690

www.grinnell.edu/admission/

1,721

Private School, Liberal Arts

86 %

28 %

10 %

22 %


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Industry

Former Grinnell students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the publishing industry, the financial services industry, and the biotechnology research and development industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the education industry. The least popular industry for former Grinnell students is the medical research industry — less than five percent of these people end up working in this field. The average salary for a grad from Grinnell is $55K.

Gender

There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $69K after graduating from Grinnell, the average woman earns only $44K.

Jobs

Among Grinnell graduates, the biggest earners are Senior Software Engineers, who haul in about $133K on average. Next on the list are Software Development Directors and Senior Marketing Managers, bringing in around $120K and $110K, respectively. Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators pick up approximately $35K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.

Locations

Those with a degree from Grinnell often relocate to Chicago after college. Grinnell alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Austin, which offers median salaries of $118K. Grinnell alumni in Portland can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $32K. In addition, grads flock to Minneapolis as well as New York.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Grinnell grads with a B.A. in Computer Science (CS) (earnings climb to approximately $114K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Sociology tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making $32K per year.

Skills

Competency in People Management translates into above-average pay for Grinnell College grads — they earn 61 percent more than their fellow graduates. Grinnell grads are usually competent in Project Management, and roughly a fourth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Competency in People Management, Customer Service, and Marketing Communications also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. Health benefits extend to the greater part of former students, and most graduates also receive dental coverage. A strong majority of alums save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Grinnell College grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Illinois Wesleyan University grads report the most similar salaries to Grinnell alums, earning $54K on average. Other schools similar to Grinnell include Coe College, Cornell College, and Augustana College.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1250 1500
ACT Scores 28 32

Key Stats for Grinnell College

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %
Salary
$25,168 - $77,145
Salary
$36,404 - $109,512
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
$28,777 - $80,214
$36,493 - $50,500
$29,967 - $66,500
$35,000 - $48,500
$32,000 - $122,084
$59,000 - $85,000
$42,500 - $135,000
$42,000 - $78,455
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