Grove City College Alumni Average Salary

Grove City College is a Presbyterian Church (USA) school located in Grove City, Pa. with around 2,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks 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. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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College ROI Report

180th

20 Year Net ROI 

$453,000

Annual ROI 

9.2%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$97,400

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College Salary Report

239th

Early Career Salary 

$48,100

Mid-Career Salary 

$84,700

% High Meaning 

45 %

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Grove City College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Mechanical Engineer
16 salaries
$61,065  
   
Software Engineer
7 salaries
$79,271  
Senior Accountant
5 salaries
$57,235  
Senior Software Engineer
4 salaries
$107,009  
Administrative Assistant
4 salaries
$35,500  
Operations Manager
4 salaries
$88,989  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
4 salaries
$52,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jun 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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About This School

100 Campus Dr
Grove City, PA 16127-2104

www.gcc.edu/Admissions.php

2,491

Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious, Sober School

82 %

31 %

45 %


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Industry

Grove City College alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include IT consulting, the automotive manufacturing industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. Among Grove City College grads, the manufacturing industry is a commonly chosen career field. Median pay for those who graduated from Grove City College amounts to $57K.

Jobs

Among Grove City College graduates, the biggest earners are Program Analysts, who haul in $64K on average. Next on the list are Mechanical Engineers, bringing in close to $60K. Product Engineers pick up approximately $59K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.

Locations

Pittsburgh, Pa. is a hub for Grove City College graduates — a large number call this city home. New York, N.Y. is another hot spot for Grove City College grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $65K). On the other hand, Grove City College alumni who end up in New Castle, Pa. receive the lowest median salary of around $40K. Columbus, Ohio is also a common pick among Grove City College grads, along with Washington, DC.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of about $98K per year, Grove City College grads who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are the best paid among the alumni population. A B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) offers the lowest median annual financial reward (approximately $40K).

Skills

Knowledge of Team Leadership seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 62 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($92K). Proficiency in Project Management is common among Grove City College alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, roughly one in seven former students report doing so. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one in three grads and one in six survey participants, respectively). Most respondents report contributing to a 401(k). For this school, a large number of respondents are the recipients of health benefits, and more than half of grads pick up dental plans, too. Other benefits that Grove City College alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Calvin College grads bring in salaries of around $58K, making them the most similar to Grove City College alumni in terms of earnings. Bloomfield College, Saint Mary's College, and Martin University are also similar to Grove City College.

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Key Stats for Grove City College

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %
Salary
$33,336 - $63,000
Salary
$37,814 - $67,714
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

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