Hope College Alumni Average Salary

Hope College is a Reformed Church in America university based in Holland, Mich. that is home to around 3,000 undergraduates. Known for its liberal arts and sciences education, undergraduates often take classes in this field. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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About This School

141 E 12th St
Holland, MI 49423



Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

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Former Hope students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including law, public K-12 education, and the commercial printing industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the wholesale distribution industry. A far departure from high-scoring SAT results, Hope alumni report earning only moderate salaries after graduating. The average salary for a grad from Hope is approximately $49K.


The Hope alumni who make the most are Human Resources Managers; they report a median pay of $62K. Software Developers and Account Managers draw in a fair amount as well — $51K and about $39K, respectively. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Marketing Coordinators — they bring in around $36K.


Many Hope students are Grand Rapids, Mich.-bound following college. Hope grads also flock to Zeeland, Mich., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $91K). On the far end of the pay scale, Hope alumni often reside in Woodridge, Ill., which is home to the lowest pay at $38K. In addition, grads flock to Chicago, Ill. as well as Holland, Mich.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Hope grads with a B.A. in Business Administration (average earnings climb to $104K per year). A B.A. in English Language offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($35K).


Hope College grads with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 66 percent more than other grads' salaries. Marketing Communications is a common skill among Hope alumni — close to an eighth of grads mention using it at work. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Social Media Marketing, and Customer Service command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

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-fourth of alumni for sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a fair number of alumni, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of the survey participants as well. A fair number of grads participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Hope College grads include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $51K for Lake Forest College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Hope grads. Other schools similar to Hope include Kalamazoo College, Albion College, and Alma College.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1050 1340
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats for Hope College


59 %
41 %
$34,601 - $57,953
$33,677 - $81,559
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 16 votes.
$33,623 - $59,495
$36,625 - $88,437
$35,168 - $58,958

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