Average Salary for Kalamazoo College Alumni

Kalamazoo College is a university based in Kalamazoo, Mich. that is home to around 1,000 undergraduates. Many students here pick up classes in the liberal arts and sciences. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Kalamazoo College Alumni

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District Sales Manager
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Marketing Communications Manager
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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 go into the manufacturing industry, the building materials manufacturing industry, and the commercial printing industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The education industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from K College amounts to $68K.


K College grads who become District Sales Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average approximately $80K annually.


The most popular destination for former K College students is Chicago, Ill. Another city that attracts a wealth of K College grads is Troy, Mich.; given its high compensation ($86K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the other end, K College grads flock to Farmington Hills, Mich., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $57K. Neighboring Kalamazoo, Mich. is another common pick among K College grads, along with Grand Rapids, Mich.

Degree Major

K College grads who hold a B.A. in Computer Science (CS) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $136K per year. Graduates holding a B.A. in Economics fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of about $50K.


Proficiency in Project Management is common among K College alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, one-sixth of former students report doing so. 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 (around $145K). Also considered top-notch skills are Marketing Communications, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Social Media Marketing.

Benefits and Perks

Just over half of the survey participants earn paid vacation and paid sick time. To plan for old age, most grads maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance benefits extend to most survey participants, and a majority of alumni sign up for dental plans. Graduates of Kalamazoo College are also recipients of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Albion College grads report the most similar salaries to K College alums, earning $69K on average. Hope College, Goshen College, and Lake Forest College are also similar to K College.

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SAT Scores 1630 2010
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats for Kalamazoo College


49 %
51 %
$30,397 - $95,500
$31,785 - $106,823
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 9 votes.

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