Kalamazoo College Alumni Average Salary

Around 1,000 people attend Kalamazoo College, a institution based in Kalamazoo, Mich. The school prioritizes education in the liberal arts and sciences for undergraduate students. The data for this snapshot was collected from K College graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Kalamazoo College Alumni

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About This School

1200 Academy St
Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295



Private School, Liberal Arts

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Graduates of K College work in a variety of sectors including the manufacturing industry, the commercial printing industry, and the building materials manufacturing industry. The most popular field is the education industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of K College is $69K.


Male graduates of K College out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $76K versus around $63K for women.


Among K College graduates, the biggest earners are District Sales Managers, who haul in $80K on average.


Home to a large number of K College alums, Chicago, Ill. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Troy, Mich. is another hot spot for K College grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to approximately $86K). On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among K College grads is Farmington Hills, Mich. (median compensation is about $57K). Nearby Kalamazoo, Mich. and Grand Rapids, Mich. also rank high on the list of cities for K College grads.

Degree Major

Kalamazoo College grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a B.A. in Computer Science (CS) and earn a median salary of $136K per year. Those holding a B.A. in Economics are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in approximately $50K on average per year.


Knowledge of Budget Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are more than double their former classmates' salaries (about $145K). Project Management is a popular skill among K College alumni, with one in six workers reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Oral / Verbal Communication, Marketing Communications, and Strategic Marketing.

Benefits and Perks

Some graduates are faced with an attractive benefits package; just over half of the alumni are paid for both vacation time and sick days. Almost all respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health coverage is awarded to nearly all grads, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of graduates as well. Kalamazoo College graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for Goshen College grads is $70K, making their salaries most similar to those of K College grads. Other schools similar to K College include Albion College, Hope College, and Lake Forest College.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1630 2010
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats for Kalamazoo College


49 %
51 %
$30,397 - $95,500
$41,426 - $117,000
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 8 votes.

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