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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.