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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940th

20 Year Net ROI 

$137,600

Annual ROI 

3.9%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$125,400

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949th

Early Career Salary 

$38,300

Mid-Career Salary 

$59,100

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Liberty University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$20K$40K$60K
Youth Pastor
11 salaries
$30,992  
   
Pastor
9 salaries
$50,000  
Office Manager
7 salaries
$47,158  
Staff Accountant
7 salaries
$40,963  
Licensed Professional Counselor
6 salaries
$44,219  
Senior Pastor
6 salaries
$57,423  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
6 salaries
$54,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 377
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About This School

1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24502

www.liberty.edu/admissions

47,464

Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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2 %

22 %

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Industry

Professionally, the banking industry, the education industry, and the health care industry are popular business areas among Liberty alumni. Religious service is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Liberty students do not advance into high-paying positions after graduation despite their impressive SAT results. Starting salaries of $45K are the median among Liberty grads.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among Liberty alumni are Senior Pastors; they earn a median annual salary of $57K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $53K and about $47K, respectively, are Accounting Managers and Office Managers. On the lower end, Youth Pastors report making approximately $31K.

Locations

Rather than relocating after graduation, many Liberty alumni (less than ten percent of) end up finding permanent jobs in Lynchburg. It is no surprise that Richmond, Va., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is around $57K), is another of the most popular spots for former Liberty students. Roanoke, Va. is a popular spot for former Liberty students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $38K. In addition, grads flock to Charlotte, N.C. as well as Atlanta, Ga.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) leads to the highest pay for Liberty grads (around $74K on average per year). A Bachelor's Degree, Psychology offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($28K).

Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among Liberty alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one-eighth of former students report doing so. Competency in Financial Analysis translates into above-average pay for former Flames — they earn 58 percent more than their fellow graduates. Counseling, Microsoft Excel, and Leadership are desirable skills as well.

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-third of alumni, respectively). A fair number of alums participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health coverage is awarded to a fair number of former students, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of the survey participants as well. Liberty University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Gardner pick up average paychecks of $54K, which is closest to the amount made by Liberty grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Liberty include Marymount University, Trinity Washington University, and Shenandoah University.

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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

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %
Salary
$29,516 - $54,173
Salary
$32,045 - $69,313
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.
$27,049 - $52,426
$13,087 - $71,392
$30,201 - $65,119
$30,521 - $65,000
$27,000 - $53,000

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