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Average Salary for Liberty University Alumni

Liberty University is a Baptist university based in Lynchburg, Va. that is home to around 46,000 undergraduates. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Flames!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. This summary is derived from information given by Liberty grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank
1087
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities
394
out of 476
Mid-Career Salary Rank for For Sports Fans
330
out of 346
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Typical Early Career Salary
$38,200
Liberty University Alumni
Median Salary by Job
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Pastor
20 salaries
$46,500  
   
Youth Pastor
17 salaries
$31,084  
Staff Accountant
15 salaries
$42,968  
Senior Pastor
15 salaries
$54,195  
Accounting Manager
11 salaries
$52,414  
Office Manager
9 salaries
$45,000  
Chaplain
9 salaries
$53,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 751
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Liberty University Details

Address:

1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Admissions Website:

Students Enrolled:

46,133

Categories:

Private Schools, For Sports Fans, Religious

Graduation Rate:

46 %

% STEM:

2 %

% Stay In State:

27 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

51 %
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Industry

The education industry, the health care industry, and the banking industry are just a few of the areas in which Liberty grads find work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in religious service. Liberty graduates see an estimated starting salary of around $46K.

Jobs

Former Liberty students with an interest in making money consider becoming Senior Pastors, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to $54K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Accounting Managers (approximately $52K) and Pastors (about $49K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Youth Pastors, making an average of $32K.

Locations

Infamous for its meager salaries (average pay is the lowest at $42K), less than ten percent of Liberty students still call Lynchburg their home after graduation. On the opposite end of the pay scale is Atlanta, a top-paying city for Liberty grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of $60K). Liberty alumni express interest in nearby Richmond and Dallas as well.

Degree Major

Liberty students with a Doctorate (PhD) can expect to make the most money (approximately $68K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Those with a Bachelor's Degree, Psychology face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to around $33K per year.

Skills

Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Liberty alumni, with around a tenth of grads reporting using it on the job. Financial Analysis commands a pay premium of 27 percent for former Flames. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Office, Counseling, and Leadership.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most alums, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of the survey participants as well. Most graduates opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. 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

Compensation averages $53K for Gardner alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Liberty grads. Other schools similar to Liberty include Marymount University, Trinity Washington University, and Shenandoah University.

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Key Stats

Gender

Female

48 %

female alumni

Male

52 %

male alumni
Salary
$29,707 - $56,078
Salary
$31,640 - $68,901

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Job Satisfaction


Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 256 votes.

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