Liberty University Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Lynchburg, Va., Liberty University, a Baptist school, has a student population of roughly 47,000. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Flames!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. The data in this summary come from Liberty alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

1150th

20 Year Net ROI 

$103,000

Annual ROI 

3.1%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$130,000

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College Salary Report

482nd

Early Career Salary 

$53,600

Mid-Career Salary 

$85,500

% High Meaning 

65 %

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Liberty University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$21K$42K$63K
Youth Pastor
39 salaries
$32,663  
   
Staff Accountant
29 salaries
$45,814  
Senior Pastor
28 salaries
$55,929  
Accountant
27 salaries
$45,750  
Pastor
18 salaries
$44,232  
Executive Director
17 salaries
$61,042  
Office Manager
17 salaries
$41,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Dec 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,900
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About This School

1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24502

www.liberty.edu/admissions

47,464

Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Industry

Professionally, the mental health office industry, clinical care, and the health care industry are popular business areas among Liberty alumni. Religious service is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Former Liberty students do not typically enter public K-12 education; in fact, less than two percent of graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. Liberty students do not advance into high-paying positions after graduation despite their impressive SAT results. Former Liberty graduates bring in about $44K on average.

Jobs

The most generous salaries among Liberty alumni are reportedly earned by Senior Network Engineers, whose median earnings come to approximately $101K, followed by Senior Human Resources Managers ($78K) and Human Resources Managers (around $54K). Salaries are anything but generous for Senior Pastors, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $34K.

Locations

Richmond, Va. is a hub for Liberty graduates — a large number call this city home. It is no surprise that Austin, Texas, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $93K), is another of the most popular spots for former Liberty students. Home to the lowest median salary for Liberty alumni is Miami, Fla., a popular place for former students despite its $34K average paycheck. Other cities of interest include Baltimore, Md. and Lynchburg, Va.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Liberty alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) — they earn close to approximately $90K on average per year. Those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Psychology are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in around $29K on average per year.

Skills

Knowledge of Microsoft Office seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 25 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($55K). Many former Liberty students are familiar with Counseling, and close to one-tenth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in four survey participants, respectively). A strong majority of respondents have medical plans, and more than half of alumni have dental insurance. A fair number of alums participate in a 401(k) program. Alumni of Liberty University also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

For former Liberty students, median pay is lower than it is for grads of comparable schools; however, it is most similar to the average salary of Marymount University grads ($59K). Trinity Washington University, Shenandoah University, and Campbell University are also similar to Liberty.

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Key Stats for Liberty University

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %
Salary
$27,409 - $54,695
Salary
$27,575 - $61,339
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
$55,982

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