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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About This School

1121 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112-1690


Private School, Liberal Arts

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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.


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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