Average Salary for Liberty University Alumni

Liberty University, a Baptist school in Lynchburg, Va., has roughly 47,000 undergrads. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Flames!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. 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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17 salaries
Youth Pastor
14 salaries
Senior Pastor
13 salaries
Staff Accountant
11 salaries
Office Manager
8 salaries
Licensed Professional Counselor
7 salaries
Accounting Manager
7 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 559

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About This School

1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24502



Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Liberty alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the education industry, the health care industry, and the banking industry. Religious service is the sector most highly represented among alumni. A far departure from high-scoring SAT results, Liberty alumni report earning only moderate salaries after graduating. Former Liberty graduates bring in approximately $46K on average.


Liberty grads who become Senior Pastors garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in an average $56K annually. However, Chaplains and Pastors also rank as top-earners (bringing in $53K and around $49K, respectively). Youth Pastors get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $32K in this job.


Less than ten percent of Liberty students choose to remain in Lynchburg, Va. after graduation, where the average salary is actually the lowest at about $41K. On the other hand, Liberty alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Atlanta, Ga., which offers a median salary of $62K. Other cities of interest among Liberty alumni include nearby Richmond, Va. and Dallas, Texas.

Degree Major

Liberty grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $76K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Religion — their annual income amounts to about $34K on average.


Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Liberty alumni, with around an eighth of workers reporting using it on the job. Financial Analysis commands a pay premium of 31 percent for former Flames. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Counseling, and Leadership command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. Health benefits extend to a strong majority of respondents, and the larger part of respondents also receive dental coverage. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a strong majority of graduates contribute to a 401(k). Liberty University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Gardner grads report the most similar salaries to Liberty alums, earning $52K on average. Marymount University, Trinity Washington University, and Shenandoah University are also similar to Liberty.

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 %
$29,674 - $54,440
$31,634 - $68,842
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 162 votes.
$26,795 - $50,788
$29,904 - $89,022
$29,087 - $72,917
$20,608 - $66,466
$20,273 - $80,000
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