Hope College Alumni Average Salary

Hope College, a Reformed Church in America school in Holland, Mich., has roughly 3,000 undergrads. The school puts an emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences. Replies from former Hope students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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College ROI Report

784th

20 Year Net ROI 

$213,000

Annual ROI 

4.5%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$158,000

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College Salary Report

721st

Early Career Salary 

$42,500

Mid-Career Salary 

$67,600

% High Meaning 

49 %

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Hope College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$28K$56K$84K
Marketing Coordinator
5 salaries
$35,319  
   
Graphic Designer
4 salaries
$32,500  
Account Manager
4 salaries
$46,500  
Project Engineer
3 salaries
$53,920  
Production Manager, Manufacturing
3 salaries
$45,000  
Project Manager, Software Development
3 salaries
$55,955  
Information Technology (IT) Manager
3 salaries
$81,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 May 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 195
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About This School

141 E 12th St
Holland, MI 49423

www.hope.edu/admissions

3,388

Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

78 %

19 %

57 %

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Industry

Graduates of Hope are found working in a number of different fields including public K-12 education, the special event planning services industry, and the health care services industry. The automotive manufacturing industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Despite the excellent SAT scores reported by Hope alumni, former students go on to earn relatively modest salaries. Those with an education from Hope earn an average of $49K.

Gender

A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only about $47K on average compared to $69K for male graduates.

Locations

The most popular destination for former Hope students is Holland, Mich. Zeeland, Mich. is another hot spot for Hope grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $85K). On the other hand, Hope alumni who end up in Grand Rapids, Mich. receive the lowest median salary of $43K. Chicago, Ill. and Milpitas, Calif. are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

Hope grads who hold a Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average around $66K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Communication are the lowest of the pack, earning approximately $42K.

Skills

Hope grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and around a seventh of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Hope College grads with Project Management abilities can expect to make 60 percent more than their former classmates ($78K). Other prime know-hows include Marketing Communications, Project Management, and Adobe InDesign.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-third of alumni receive sick leave. For this school, a strong majority of alums are the recipients of health benefits, and nearly half of the alumni pick up dental plans, too. A fair number of grads participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Graduates of Hope College are also recipients of a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Ripon College grads bring in salaries of around around $48K, making them the most similar to Hope alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Hope include Kalamazoo College, Albion College, and Alma College.

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Key Stats for Hope College

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %
Salary
$35,065 - $63,879
Salary
$32,818 - $93,500
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
$56,500
$32,215 - $61,042
$32,215 - $84,441

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