Average Salary for Liberty University Alumni

Liberty University is a Baptist university based in Lynchburg, Va. that is home to around 47,000 undergraduates. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Flames!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. The data for this snapshot was collected from Liberty graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Liberty University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Youth Pastor
11 salaries
10 salaries
Office Manager
7 salaries
Staff Accountant
7 salaries
Senior Pastor
6 salaries
Operations Manager
5 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Manager
5 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 375
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About This School

1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24502



Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of Liberty go into the banking industry, the education industry, and the health care industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. A large chunk of former Liberty students are employed in religious service; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Despite the excellent SAT scores reported by Liberty alumni, former students go on to earn relatively modest salaries. Former Liberty graduates bring in around $46K on average.


The biggest paychecks among Liberty alumni are earned by Senior Pastors — these former students make a median salary of $58K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Human Resources Managers ($57K) and Office Managers ($47K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Youth Pastors; alumni in this role face average salaries of about $31K.


It is typical for many Liberty grads (less than ten percent of former students) to remain in Lynchburg, Va., which may come as a shock given the city's depressed salaries (median pay is $41K). On the opposite end of the pay scale is Richmond, Va., a top-paying city for Liberty grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of approximately $57K). Atlanta, Ga. is also a common pick among Liberty grads, along with Dallas, Texas.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $74K per year, former Flames who have a Master of Science (MS), Business Management are the best paid among the alumni population. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor's Degree, Psychology are the lowest of the pack, earning $28K.


Many former Liberty students are familiar with Counseling, and around an eighth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. For former Flames, proficiency in Financial Analysis warrants a paycheck that is 42 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Leadership are desirable skills 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 in three grads for sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of alums are rewarded with health insurance and the larger part of graduates report dental coverage, too. A fair number of alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Graduates of Liberty University are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Notre Dame of Maryland University pick up average paychecks of about $53K, which is closest to the amount made by Liberty grads among similar schools. Marymount University, Trinity Washington University, and Shenandoah University are also similar to Liberty.

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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


47 %
53 %
$29,706 - $54,865
$31,530 - $68,884

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.
$27,049 - $52,426
$29,382 - $64,008
$13,178 - $72,917
$20,273 - $68,000
$35,000 - $70,000

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