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Average Salary for Hope College Alumni

Hope College, a Reformed Church in America school in Holland, Mich., has roughly 3,000 undergrads. Students here pick up a private education with a liberal arts focus. This synopsis is derived from the responses of former Hope students who took PayScale's salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

943
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

344
out of 476
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Liberal Arts

91
out of 119

Typical Early Career Salary

$44,800
Hope College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Account Manager
3 salaries
$38,660  
   
Marketing Coordinator
3 salaries
$36,174  
Vice President (VP), Sales & Marketing
2 salaries
$150,000  
Project Engineer
2 salaries
$70,000  
Production Supervisor
2 salaries
$47,250  
Logistics Manager
2 salaries
$60,000  
Software Developer
2 salaries
$51,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 117
United States (change)

Hope College Details

141 E 12th St
Holland, MI 49423

www.hope.edu

www.hope.edu/admissions

3,343

Private Schools, Liberal Arts, Religious

77 %

19 %

56 %

21 %

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Industry

Professionally, the wholesale distribution industry, the shipping, transportation, warehousing, or logistics industry, and the religious private k-12 education industry are popular business areas among Hope alumni. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Starting salaries of $52K are common among Hope grads.

Jobs

Hope grads who become VPs of Sales & Marketing garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in $150K annually. However, Project Engineers and Logistics Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in approximately $70K and $60K, respectively). Marketing Coordinators get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary, where grads report making an average of $36K in this job.

Locations

Grand Rapids is a hot spot for Hope alum. Hope grads also flock to Minneapolis, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is about $78K). Hope College pride remains intact long after college is over, and many former students choose to live in Holland despite the city offering some of the lowest median pay (around $46K). Alumni express interest in Chicago and Kalamazoo as well.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Business Administration earns Hope students the most money after college ($85K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Education (about $35K annually).

Skills

Many former Hope students are familiar with Project Management, and one in eight grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Financial Reporting commands a pay premium of 11 percent for Hope College grads. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Marketing Communications, and Microsoft Excel are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just two-fifths of alumni report compensation for sick days and only one in four survey participants get vacation time. To plan for old age, most grads maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a fair portion of alumni are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of alums report dental coverage, too. Other benefits that Hope College alumni receive are life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Beloit College grads report the most similar salaries to Hope alums, earning $52K on average. Kalamazoo College, Albion College, and Alma College are also similar to Hope.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1030 1330
ACT Scores 23 29

Key Stats

Female
52 %
Male
48 %
Salary
$33,800 - $58,701
Salary
$34,750 - $72,909
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
$34,136 - $61,930
$30,340 - $58,374
$31,864 - $87,490
$38,500 - $59,462

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