Luther College Alumni Average Salary

Luther College, an Evangelical Lutheran Church school in Decorah, Iowa, has roughly 2,000 undergrads. Many students here pick up classes in the liberal arts and sciences. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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About This School

700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101-1045


Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

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Professionally, the banking industry, magazine publishing, and the civil engineering services industry are popular business areas among Luther alumni. A large chunk of former Luther students are employed in the retail industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Former Luther graduates bring in $55K on average.


Among Luther graduates, the biggest earners are IT Business Analysts, who haul in around $71K on average. Next on the list are Web Designers, bringing in close to $36K. Salaries are anything but generous for Senior Web Designers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at approximately $35K.


The most popular destination for former Luther students is Minneapolis, Minn. Another city that attracts a wealth of Luther grads is Iowa City, Iowa; given its high compensation ($91K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though Rochester, Minn. takes the cake for lowest pay among Luther grads (the median salary is about $41K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Neighboring Decorah, Iowa is another common pick among Luther grads, along with St. Paul, Minn.

Degree Major

Luther College grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) and earn a median salary of $97K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) ($36K on average annually).


Many former Luther students are familiar with Microsoft Office, and around one in eight grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Luther College grads with Data Analysis abilities can expect to make 49 percent more than their former classmates ($82K). Project Management, HTML, and Adobe Photoshop are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly less than half of the survey participants report receiving paid vacation days, but just one in five survey participants are paid for sick leave. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of former students are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of the survey participants report dental coverage, too. A strong majority of grads plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Luther College alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Grinnell College grads report the most similar salaries to Luther alums, earning $56K on average. Carleton College, St Olaf College, and Ripon College are also similar to Luther.

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Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1393 1828
ACT Scores 23 29

Key Stats for Luther College


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$34,636 - $77,053
$35,895 - $73,000
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
$34,845 - $80,576

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