Average Salary for Luther College Alumni

Luther College is an Evangelical Lutheran Church university based in Decorah, Iowa that is home to around 2,000 undergraduates. Undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences is a key focus of the school. Replies from former Luther students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Luther College Alumni

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About This School

700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101-1045



Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

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Luther alumni can most commonly be found in the banking industry, magazine publishing, and public K-12 education, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The retail industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from Luther amounts to around $54K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $61K after graduating from Luther, the average woman earns only $48K.


The most lucrative professionals among Luther alumni are IT Business Analysts; they earn a median annual salary of about $71K. Also nearing the top of the pay scale at $36K are Web Designers. On the lower end, Senior Web Designers report making $35K.


Many Luther grads end up living in Minneapolis, Minn., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. In addition, former Luther students often head to Des Moines, Iowa after graduating, where the median salary comes to approximately $119K in this top-paying city. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Luther alumni is Rochester, Minn., which offers a median salary of $48K. Close-by Decorah, Iowa and Iowa City, Iowa are also desirable cities among Luther alumni.

Degree Major

Luther grads who hold a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average around $97K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $36K per year.


Proficiency in Microsoft Office is common among Luther alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, one-eighth of former students report doing so. For Luther College grads, proficiency in Budget Management warrants a paycheck that is 52 percent more than other alumni salaries. Competency in Project Management, HTML, and Adobe Photoshop also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, a little less than a fourth of survey participants report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. Health coverage is awarded to most alumni, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of grads as well. A large number of respondents opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits that Luther College alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Macalester College grads bring in salaries of around about $53K, making them the most similar to Luther alumni in terms of earnings. Carleton College, St Olaf College, and Ripon College are also similar to Luther.

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SAT Scores 1393 1828
ACT Scores 23 29

Key Stats for Luther College


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$34,117 - $74,680
$36,065 - $80,576
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

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