Average Salary for High Point University Alumni

High Point University is an United Methodist university based in High Point, N.C. that is home to around 4,000 undergraduates. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Panthers!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. Replies from former HPU students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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High Point University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Administrative Coordinator
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Information Technology (IT) Manager
3 salaries
Commodity Manager
2 salaries
Executive Director
2 salaries
Compliance Manager
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
2 salaries
Senior Marketing Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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About This School

833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, NC 27262-3598


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Professionally, the education industry, the software development industry, and the banking industry are popular business areas among HPU alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Former HPU graduates bring in $54K on average.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only about $50K on average compared to approximately $63K for male graduates.


The HPU alumni who make the most are Information Technology Managers; they report a median pay of $100K. Commodity Managers and Senior Marketing Managers draw in a fair amount as well — around $80K and $76K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Administrative Coordinators, who report earnings of $38K.


Home to a large number of HPU alums, Greensboro, N.C. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. The top-paying city popular with HPU alumni is Alpharetta, Ga., which offers a median salary of about $71K. HPU alumni in Boston, Mass. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $33K. Nearby High Point, N.C. is also a top pick for HPU grads, as is Winston-Salem, N.C.

Degree Major

Former Panthers who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration and earn a median salary of approximately $97K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management ($35K on average annually).


Former Panthers with Project Management abilities can expect to make 50 percent more than their former classmates ($81K). HPU grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and slightly less than one-fifth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Proficiency in Project Management, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one in three grads) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in five survey participants get sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a strong majority of alumni contribute to a 401(k). For this school, a strong majority of former students are the recipients of health benefits, and a majority of alums pick up dental plans, too. Additional benefits handed to High Point University alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Belmont Abbey College pick up average paychecks of $55K, which is closest to the amount made by HPU grads among similar schools. Catawba College, Livingstone College, and Shaw University are also similar to HPU.

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Test Scores

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SAT Scores 1470 1760
ACT Scores 21 26

Key Stats for High Point University


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Job Satisfaction

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