Luther College Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Decorah, Iowa, Luther College, an Evangelical Lutheran Church school, has a student population of roughly 2,000. The liberal arts and sciences play a large role at the school, and many students enjoy this type of curriculum. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

1177th

20 Year Net ROI 

$94,200

Annual ROI 

2.2%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$190,000

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College Salary Report

907th

Early Career Salary 

$43,200

Mid-Career Salary 

$61,300

% High Meaning 

51 %

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Luther College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Telemarketer
2 salaries
$25,000  
   
General / Operations Manager
2 salaries
$104,762  
Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization
2 salaries
$60,750  
Operations Manager
2 salaries
$58,621  
Senior Web Developer
2 salaries
$84,500  
Executive Director
2 salaries
$62,500  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
2 salaries
$52,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 May 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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About This School

700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101-1045

admissions.luther.edu/

2,466

Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

76 %

18 %

21 %

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Industry

The majority of alumni accept jobs in magazine publishing. Former Luther graduates bring in $62K on average.

Locations

Minneapolis, Minn. is filled with Luther grads. It is also not uncommon to find former Luther students living and working in Iowa City, Iowa — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $91K. Home to the lowest median salary for Luther alumni is Des Moines, Iowa, a popular place for former students despite its approximately $55K average paycheck. Neighboring Monona, Iowa is another common pick among Luther grads, along with Boulder, Colo.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Luther grads with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) (average earnings climb to about $70K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are the lowest of the pack, earning $48K.

Skills

Knowledge of Data Analysis seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 32 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $82K). Luther alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with one in six grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, HTML, and Adobe Photoshop.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly more than half of the graduates can rely on paid vacation days, but just one-fifth of alumni have the luxury of paid sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a large number of alumni are rewarded with health insurance and a fair number of alums report dental coverage, too. Most survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Other benefits that Luther College alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Beloit College pick up average paychecks of $62K, which is closest to the amount made by Luther grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Luther include Carleton College, St Olaf College, and Ripon College.

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Key Stats for Luther College

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %
Salary
$35,468 - $82,000
Salary
$35,235 - $74,851
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction

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

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