Liberty University Alumni Average Salary

Liberty University is a Baptist university based in Lynchburg, Va. that is home to around 47,000 undergraduates. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Flames!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. The figures in this rundown were provided by Liberty alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Youth Pastor
37 salaries
Staff Accountant
29 salaries
Senior Pastor
29 salaries
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Human Resources (HR) Manager
19 salaries
Office Manager
17 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,888
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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 belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the banking industry, clinical care, and the health care industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is religious service. Given the high SAT scores reported by Liberty grads, their lower-than-average salaries are somewhat surprising. Graduates of Liberty earn $47K on average.


In the Liberty alumni professional community, Operations Managers make the highest median pay ($62K), though Senior Pastors ($57K), and Human Resources Managers (about $54K) are close competitors. Youth Pastors wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning around $33K.


Despite handing out the worst average salary (approximately $40K), Lynchburg, Va. holds on to its Liberty student population, and less than five percent of grads continue to reside in the city. By comparison, the top-paying city popular with Liberty alumni is Charlottesville, Va., which offers a median salary of $53K. Liberty alumni express interest in nearby Richmond, Va. and Atlanta, Ga. as well.

Degree Major

Liberty students with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration can expect to make the most money ($75K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. A Bachelor of Science in Religion commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $27K.


Former Flames with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 28 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Liberty alumni, with about one in eight grads reporting using it on the job. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Counseling, and Customer Service are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. A strong majority of alumni participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health benefits extend to a fair number of respondents, and more than half of alums also receive dental coverage. Additional perks enjoyed by Liberty University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Notre Dame of Maryland University graduates, who earn $56K on average, make a similar amount to Liberty grads. Marymount University, Trinity Washington University, and Shenandoah University are also similar to Liberty.

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Key Stats for Liberty University


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