Liberty University Alumni Average Salary

Around 47,000 people attend Liberty University, a Baptist institution based in Lynchburg, Va. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Flames!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. This report is based on the answers of Liberty graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

1150th

20 Year Net ROI 

$103,000

Annual ROI 

3.1%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$130,000

Compare to Other Schools

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$18K$36K$54K
Youth Pastor
36 salaries
$35,000  
   
Senior Pastor
28 salaries
$52,459  
Staff Accountant
28 salaries
$46,517  
Pastor
23 salaries
$43,945  
Accountant
22 salaries
$45,432  
Worship Pastor
20 salaries
$43,982  
Office Manager
17 salaries
$41,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,863

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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

Graduates of Liberty work in a variety of sectors including the health care industry, clinical care, and the manufacturing industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is religious service. The government industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among Liberty grads, with less than two percent of former students experienced in this area. Curiously, the high SAT results reported by Liberty alumni do not result in top-paid positions in the workforce — in fact, this group brings home rather low salaries. The average starting salary for a graduate of Liberty is $44K.

Jobs

Liberty grads who become Senior Network Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average approximately $101K annually. However, Senior Human Resources Managers and Human Resources Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in about $78K and $54K, respectively). Senior Pastors pick up around $34K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.

Locations

Richmond, Va. is a hot spot for Liberty alum. In addition, former Liberty students often head to Austin, Texas after graduating, where the median salary comes to $93K in this top-paying city. On the far end of the pay scale, Liberty alumni often reside in Miami, Fla., which is home to the lowest pay at $34K. In addition, Liberty grads flock to neighboring Lynchburg, Va. as well as Baltimore, Md.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) from Liberty can rake in a whopping average $90K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A Bachelor's Degree, Psychology is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $29K.

Skills

Less than ten percent of grads report using Counseling as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Competency in Microsoft Office translates into above-average pay for former Flames — they earn 25 percent more than their fellow graduates. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service are also considered highly skilled.

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 five survey participants, respectively). For this school, a fair number of former students are the recipients of health benefits, and the larger part of former students pick up dental plans, too. A strong majority of alums save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Graduates of Liberty University are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Though Liberty grads make less money on average than grads at related schools, they bring in salaries closest to Marymount University alumni (who earn about $59K on average). Trinity Washington University, Shenandoah University, and Campbell University are also similar to Liberty.

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Key Stats for Liberty University

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %
Salary
$27,810 - $54,323
Salary
$27,369 - $62,073

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
6%
$55,982

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