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 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. This report is based on the answers of Liberty graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Overall College ROI Rank

940
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

288
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for For Sports Fans

330
out of 346

Typical Early Career Salary

$38,200
Liberty University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Youth Pastor
13 salaries
$31,084  
   
Pastor
11 salaries
$43,284  
Senior Pastor
9 salaries
$57,631  
Staff Accountant
8 salaries
$40,695  
Office Manager
7 salaries
$47,168  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
6 salaries
$56,594  
Licensed Professional Counselor
6 salaries
$40,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 438
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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 education industry, the banking industry, and the health care industry are popular business areas among Liberty alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is religious service. Though Liberty grads score high on the SAT, below-average pay in the workforce is common for this demographic. Starting salaries of approximately $46K are the median among Liberty grads.

Jobs

Liberty grads who become Senior Pastors and Human Resources Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in about $57K on average annually. However, Office Managers don't do badly either at $47K. Salaries are anything but generous for Youth Pastors, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $32K.

Locations

For reasons other than money, Liberty grads are most commonly found still living in Lynchburg, Va., where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale (around $41K). On the flipside, Liberty grads seeking above-average pay can find soaring salaries in Richmond, Va. where median pay is $57K. Atlanta, Ga. is also a common pick among Liberty grads, along with Dallas, Texas.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance from Liberty can rake in a whopping average $125K per year, more than any other degree from this school. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Psychology ($36K on average annually).

Skills

Many Liberty grads have knowledge of Counseling, with roughly an eighth of alumni using this program on the clock. Knowledge of Financial Analysis seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 42 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $65K). Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Leadership.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. To plan for old age, a strong majority of former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of alumni are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of alumni report dental coverage, too. 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

Notre Dame of Maryland University grads report the most similar salaries to Liberty alums, earning $53K on average. 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

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %
Salary
$29,778 - $54,515
Salary
$31,923 - $68,414
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.
$27,224 - $51,637
$29,382 - $64,008
$13,178 - $72,917
$20,273 - $68,000
$30,521 - $65,000

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