Average Salary for Hope College Alumni

Nestled away in Holland, Mich., the student population at Hope College, a Reformed Church in America school, is roughly 3,000. Situated in the heart of Holland, Hope College offers its students a selective private school education in an exciting urban environment. The data for this snapshot was collected from Hope graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Hope 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.
Marketing Coordinator
3 salaries
Account Manager
3 salaries
Project Engineer
2 salaries
Production Supervisor
2 salaries
Software Developer
2 salaries
Senior Communications Specialist
2 salaries
Logistics Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
United States (change)

About This School

141 E 12th St
Holland, MI 49423



Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

78 %

19 %

57 %

21 %

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Hope alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the health care industry, the education industry, and the consulting industry. Among Hope grads, the wholesale distribution industry is a commonly chosen career field. Starting salaries of $52K are common among Hope grads.


Among Hope alumni, those working as VPs of Sales & Marketing report the highest median pay of around $150K, followed by Senior Communications Specialists and Project Engineers (both approximately $70K). Marketing Coordinators wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $36K.


Many Hope grads end up living in Grand Rapids, deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Another city that attracts a wealth of Hope grads is Minneapolis; given its high compensation ($78K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. 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 ($45K). In addition, grads flock to Chicago as well as Kalamazoo.

Degree Major

A graduate with a B.A. in Business Administration from Hope can rake in a whopping about $85K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Education — their annual income amounts to $35K on average.


Competency in Sales Management translates into above-average pay for Hope College grads — they earn 59 percent more than their fellow graduates. Project Management is a popular skill among Hope alumni, with one-eighth of workers reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Office, Marketing Communications, and Microsoft Excel are among other dominant skills.

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. A fair portion of graduates report contributing to a 401(k). Most survey participants receive health insurance, and a majority of alums get dental coverage. Hope College alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Alma College pick up average paychecks of around $52K, which is closest to the amount made by Hope grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Hope include Kalamazoo College, Albion College, and Lake Forest College.

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


52 %
48 %
$33,717 - $58,908
$34,877 - $74,220
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 39 votes.
$34,136 - $61,930
$30,057 - $58,958
$31,864 - $87,490

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