Average Salary for Kalamazoo College Alumni

Around 1,000 people attend Kalamazoo College, a institution based in Kalamazoo, Mich. The school puts an emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences. This report is based on the answers of K College graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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 head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the commercial printing industry, the building materials manufacturing industry, and the software services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The manufacturing industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. K College graduates see an average starting salary of around $68K.


The biggest paychecks among K College alumni are earned by District Sales Managers — these former students make an average $80K per year.


Many K College students are Chicago, Ill.-bound following college. With a median salary of approximately $86K, Troy, Mich. represents the highest-paid city popular among K College grads. On the other end, K College grads flock to Farmington Hills, Mich., which actually offers the weakest median salary of about $57K. In addition, K College grads flock to neighboring Grand Rapids, Mich. as well as Kalamazoo, Mich.

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. A B.A. in Economics offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($50K).


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 ($145K). Project Management is a popular skill among K College alumni, with close to a sixth of grads reporting using it on the job. Marketing Communications, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Litigation Case Management are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Compensation for vacation days and sick leave is extended to slightly more than half of the alumni. A large number of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Most alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of alumni receive dental plans, too. Other benefits awarded to Kalamazoo College alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $70K for Albion College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to K College grads. Other schools similar to K College include Hope College, Goshen College, and Lake Forest College.

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Test Scores

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SAT Scores 1630 2010
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats for Kalamazoo College


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$30,397 - $95,500
$31,785 - $106,823

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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