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Average Salary for Kalamazoo College Alumni

Founded in Kalamazoo, Mich., Kalamazoo College is an institution of higher learning for around 1,000 students. Replies from former K College students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Kalamazoo College Alumni

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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About This School

1200 Academy St
Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295



Private School, Liberal Arts

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K College alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the consumer electronics manufacturing industry, the building materials manufacturing industry, and the paper, waste, and recycling services industry. Among K College grads, the manufacturing industry is a commonly chosen career field. Former K College graduates tend to bring in $55K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in about $69K after graduating from K College, the average woman earns only around $50K.


The most generous salaries among K College alumni are reportedly earned by District Sales Managers whose earnings come to approximately $80K.


A large number of students head to Chicago after college. New York is another hot spot for K College grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $87K). The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by K College alumni is Washington, DC, where earnings average $39K. Nearby Grand Rapids is also a top pick for K College grads, as is Kalamazoo.

Degree Major

K College grads who hold a B.A. in Computer Science (CS) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning $136K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) (approximately $34K annually).


Many K College grads have knowledge of Project Management, with about a seventh of alumni using this program on the clock. Competency in Budget Management translates into above-average pay for Kalamazoo College grads — they earn 154 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other top skills include Data Analysis, Marketing Communications, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Former students at this school — roughly half of the alumni — are lucky enough to receive paid vacation and paid sick leave. Health coverage is awarded to the greater part of alums, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of alums as well. The greater part of alumni participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Kalamazoo College alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages around $52K for Hope College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to K College grads. Other schools similar to K College include Albion College, Goshen College, and Lake Forest College.

Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Kalamazoo College


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$27,617 - $71,869
$38,619 - $97,211
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 18 votes.

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