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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

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

out of 476

Mid-Career Salary Rank for For Sports Fans

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Typical Early Career Salary

Liberty University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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20 salaries
Youth Pastor
17 salaries
Senior Pastor
15 salaries
Staff Accountant
14 salaries
Accounting Manager
10 salaries
9 salaries
Licensed Professional Counselor
8 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 708
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Liberty University Details

1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24502


Private Schools, For Sports Fans, Religious

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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.


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.


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.


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.

Test Scores

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Key Stats

48 %
52 %
$29,707 - $56,078
$31,640 - $68,901
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 256 votes.
$26,997 - $51,553
$30,641 - $88,300
$30,201 - $72,440
$21,532 - $64,324

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