Average Salary for Liberty University Alumni

Around 46,000 people attend Liberty University, a Baptist institution based in Lynchburg, Va. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Flames!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. This synopsis is derived from the responses of former Liberty students who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Liberty University 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.
17 salaries
Youth Pastor
14 salaries
Senior Pastor
13 salaries
Staff Accountant
11 salaries
Office Manager
8 salaries
Licensed Professional Counselor
7 salaries
7 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 576
United States (change)

About This School

1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24502



Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

50 %

2 %

22 %

40 %

Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY; IPEDS (As of January, 2015)


Liberty alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the education industry, the health care industry, and the banking industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is religious service. The average starting salary for a graduate of Liberty is $46K.


Among Liberty graduates, the biggest earners are Senior Pastors, who haul in around $54K on average. Next on the list are Chaplains and Accounting Managers, bringing in $53K and $52K, respectively. Youth Pastors pick up about $31K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Despite handing out the worst average salary (approximately $43K), Lynchburg holds on to its Liberty student population, and less than ten percent of grads continue to reside in the city. By comparison, the top-paying city popular with Liberty alumni is Atlanta, which offers median salaries of $59K. Graduates of Liberty also relocate to Richmond, which is not far away, and Dallas.

Degree Major

Liberty students with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration can expect to make the most money ($70K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor's Degree, Psychology (approximately $33K annually).


Former Flames who have experience with Financial Analysis can expect to make 28 percent more than other alumni ($59K on average). Liberty grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and around a tenth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Counseling, and Leadership command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

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-third of alumni for sick time. It is no small feat that a fair portion of respondents are given health coverage, and a majority of respondents accept dental insurance. A fair portion of alums report contributing to a 401(k). Liberty University grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Trinity Washington University grads report the most similar salaries to Liberty alums, earning about $49K on average. Other schools similar to Liberty include Marymount University, Shenandoah University, and Campbell University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
900 1140
ACT Scores 19 26

Key Stats for Liberty University


48 %
52 %
$29,953 - $56,466
$31,443 - $69,018
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 236 votes.
$27,679 - $52,065
$30,500 - $87,927
$29,799 - $71,392
$21,331 - $65,027

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