Average Salary for Grove City College Alumni

Grove City College is a Presbyterian Church (USA) university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in Grove City, Pa., the school is ranked in the top 20 percent of universities by return on investment. The school puts an emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Liberal Arts

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Typical Early Career Salary

Grove City College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
Loan Administrator
2 salaries
Event Coordinator
2 salaries
Financial Analyst
2 salaries
Sales and Marketing Manager
2 salaries
Operations Manager
2 salaries
Manufacturing Engineer
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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About This School

100 Campus Dr
Grove City, PA 16127-2104



Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious, Sober School

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Former Grove City College students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including religious service, the banking industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. A large chunk of former Grove City College students are employed in the manufacturing industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. The average salary for a grad from Grove City College is $57K.


In the Grove City College alumni community, men make a median salary of around $63K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $51K.


Among Grove City College graduates, the biggest earners are Sales and Marketing Managers, who haul in $94K on average. Next on the list are Operations Managers and Mechanical Engineers, bringing in $63K and approximately $60K, respectively. Loan Administrators wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning about $39K.


The most popular destination for former Grove City College students is Pittsburgh, Pa. It is no surprise that Washington, DC, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $64K), is another of the most popular spots for former Grove City College students. On the other hand, Grove City College alumni who end up in Nashville, Tenn. receive the lowest median salary of $39K. Other popular cities include New York, N.Y. and Grove City, Pa.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration earns Grove City College students the most money after college (an average approximately $124K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & International Business ($28K on average annually).


Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for Grove City College grads — they earn 34 percent more than their fellow graduates. Grove City College grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and around one in ten alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fifth of alumni receive sick leave. Health benefits extend to a large number of alums, and the larger part of alumni also receive dental coverage. A large number of grads set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Grove City College graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Saint Mary's College grads (who make an average of $58K) earn salaries most similar to Grove City College alumni. Bloomfield College, Martin University, and Calvin College are also similar to Grove City College.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1079 1334
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats for Grove City College


36 %
64 %
$32,599 - $62,516
$32,215 - $87,441
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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