Grinnell College Alumni Average Salary

Grinnell College, a school in Grinnell, Iowa, has roughly 2,000 undergrads. Undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences is popular here. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Grinnell grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

784th

20 Year Net ROI 

$213,000

Annual ROI 

3.6%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$221,000

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College Salary Report

159th

Early Career Salary 

$43,700

Mid-Career Salary 

$92,700

% High Meaning 

39 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

Grinnell College Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$30K$60K$90K
Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization
4 salaries
$50,897  
   
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
4 salaries
$34,435  
Software Engineer
4 salaries
$89,500  
Account Manager
3 salaries
$50,971  
Environmental Consultant
2 salaries
$42,000  
Research Associate (Unspecified Type)
2 salaries
$44,500  
Grants Manager
2 salaries
$55,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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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

Unfortunately, former Grinnell students — a population with excellent SAT results — report salaries on the lower end of the pay scale. Grinnell graduates see an average starting salary of about $47K.

Gender

A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $41K on average compared to around $56K for male graduates.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Grinnell alumni are those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) — they earn close to $41K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor's Degree — their annual income amounts to approximately $41K on average.

Benefits and Perks

Dental insurance applies to a majority of the survey participants, and more than half of survey participants report health coverage. More than half of alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Grinnell College alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as gym / health club / fitness membership, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Related Schools

Knox College grads report the most similar salaries to Grinnell alums, earning $48K on average. Coe College, Cornell College, and Augustana College are also similar to Grinnell.

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Key Stats for Grinnell College

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
Salary
$40,500
Salary
$56,100
1-4 years
67%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

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