Grinnell College Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Grinnell, Iowa, Grinnell College, a school, has a student population of roughly 2,000. Many students here pick up classes in the liberal arts and sciences. This report is based on the answers of Grinnell graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Read More

College ROI Report


20 Year Net ROI 


Annual ROI 


Total 4 Year Cost 


Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report


Early Career Salary 


Mid-Career Salary 


% High Meaning 

39 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

Grinnell College School Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Salary Data 
1-4 years
4 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Jun 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

About This School

1121 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112-1690


Private School, Liberal Arts

86 %

28 %

10 %

22 %


Grinnell students do not advance into high-paying positions after graduation despite their impressive SAT results. Former Grinnell graduates bring in $47K on average.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in about $56K after graduating from Grinnell, the average woman earns only around $41K.

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. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor's Degree are the lowest of the pack, earning approximately $41K.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of grads save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health coverage is awarded to more than half of alums, and dental insurance is issued to the larger part of graduates as well. Alumni of Grinnell College also take in gym / health club / fitness membership, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Related Schools

Knox College grads bring in salaries of around $48K, making them the most similar to Grinnell alumni in terms of earnings. 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


67 %
33 %
1-4 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

More Charts for Grinnell College

Most Popular Years Experience for Grinnell College School Alumni

Most Popular Company Size for Grinnell College School Alumni

Most Popular Gender for Grinnell College School Alumni

Most Popular Degree/Major Subject for Grinnell College School Alumni

Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.