Average Salary for Liberty University Alumni

Liberty University, a Baptist school in Lynchburg, Va., has roughly 47,000 undergrads. 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 outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Liberty University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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15 salaries
Youth Pastor
14 salaries
Senior Pastor
12 salaries
Staff Accountant
10 salaries
Office Manager
8 salaries
Accounting Manager
7 salaries
Case Manager
6 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 14 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 520

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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 head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the education industry, the health care industry, and the banking industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. A large chunk of former Liberty students are employed in religious service; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. For Liberty alumni — a demographic with impressive SAT scores — salaries actually come in on the lower end. Former Liberty graduates bring in $46K on average.


Liberty grads who become Senior Pastors garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in approximately $55K on average annually. However, Chaplains and Accounting Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in $53K each). Sliding in near the bottom are Youth Pastors, who report earnings of about $32K.


Lynchburg, Va. keeps the largest number of Liberty grads among cities despite the fact that it offers the lowest median compensation (around $41K). Liberty grads with a different agenda may consider the above-average salaries in Atlanta, Ga. — pay averages to $60K. Neighboring Richmond, Va. is another common pick among Liberty grads, along with Dallas, Texas.

Degree Major

A Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) earns Liberty students the most money after college (an average $75K per year). Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $36K on average per year.


Financial Analysis commands a pay premium of 35 percent for former Flames. Microsoft Office is a common skill among Liberty alumni — nearly one in eight grads mention using it at work. Proficiency in Counseling, Microsoft Excel, and Leadership command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. A fair number of grads enjoy benefits like health insurance, while the larger part of grads receive dental plans, too. A fair number of graduates participate in a 401(k) program. Additional perks enjoyed by Liberty University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Notre Dame of Maryland University grads (who make an average of approximately $53K) earn salaries most similar to Liberty alumni. Other schools similar to Liberty include Marymount University, Trinity Washington University, and Shenandoah 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


47 %
53 %
$29,706 - $54,972
$31,733 - $69,536
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 145 votes.
$27,408 - $50,365
$29,800 - $87,405
$21,500 - $73,394
$20,426 - $67,179
$20,273 - $80,000
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