Average Salary for Grove City College Alumni

Around 2,000 undergrads attend Grove City College, a Presbyterian Church (USA) school in Grove City, Pa.. The school sits in the top 20 percent of universities by return on investment. Students at the school often study in the liberal arts and sciences. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Grove City College grads who took the PayScale 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. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
Operations Manager
2 salaries
Event Coordinator
2 salaries
Sales and Marketing Manager
2 salaries
Financial Analyst
2 salaries
Manufacturing Engineer
2 salaries
Program Analyst
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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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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Graduates of Grove City College head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; IT consulting, the manufacturing industry, and religious service are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the education industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Grove City College amounts to $56K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $63K, but the median for the latter is only around $51K.


Grove City College grads who become Sales and Marketing Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $94K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Mechanical Engineers and Manufacturing Engineers; their salaries approach approximately $60K and about $58K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Loan Administrators, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $39K.


Many Grove City College grads end up living in Pittsburgh, Pa., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Washington, DC is also a common destination for Grove City College grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of approximately $64K. New York, N.Y. is a popular spot for former Grove City College students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $40K. Other popular cities for Grove City College alumni include nearby Grove City, Pa. and Nashville, Tenn.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of about $124K per year, Grove City College grads who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration are the best paid among the alumni population. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & International Business tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average around $28K per year.


Project Management is a popular skill among Grove City College alumni, with one in eight grads reporting using it on the job. Grove City College grads with Operations Management abilities can expect to make more than double their former classmates ($119K). Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one in five survey participants for sick time. Most alumni have medical plans, and more than half of respondents have dental insurance. A large number of grads report contributing to a 401(k). Additional perks enjoyed by Grove City College grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Calvin College grads bring in salaries of around $56K, 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.

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


39 %
61 %
$32,626 - $63,433
$32,990 - $89,460
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 27 votes.

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