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Average Salary for Mercer University Alumni

Nestled away in Macon, Ga., the student population at Mercer University, a Baptist school, roughly 4,000. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Bears!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Mercer University Details


1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207

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Private Schools, For Sports Fans

Graduation Rate:

63 %


13 %

% Stay In State:

77 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

43 %
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Graduates of Mercer go into clinical care, the retail pharmacy or drugstore industry, and the financial services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The majority of Mercer alumni wind up in the health care industry. Graduates of Mercer typically earn $66K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn approximately $77K per year compared to females' about $56K.


The most lucrative professionals among Mercer alumni are Pharmacy Directors; they earn a median annual salary of $135K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at around $100K and $98K are Pharmacists and Attorneys. High School Teachers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary, where grads report making an average of $41K in this job.


Home to a large number of Mercer alums, Atlanta is by far the most attractive city for these former students. In addition, former Mercer students often head to Baltimore after graduating, where typical salaries come to $127K in this top-paying city. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Mercer grads is Decatur (median compensation is around $50K). Other cities of interest among Mercer alumni include nearby Macon and Warner Robins.

Degree Major

A medical degree earns Mercer students the most money after college ($119K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Master of Divinity (MDiv), Theology tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making $31K per year.


For former Bears, proficiency in Operations Management warrants a paycheck that is 27 percent more than other alumni salaries. One in ten grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Financial Analysis rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for slightly more than half of the respondents, but only one in three grads are rewarded with paid sick leave. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a fair portion of former students are rewarded with health insurance and most survey participants report dental coverage, too. A fair portion of graduates take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Mercer University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Rollins College grads report the most similar salaries to Mercer alums, earning about $63K on average. Brenau University, Gardner-Webb University, and William Carey University are also similar to Mercer.

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SAT Scores* 1070 1270
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats



56 %

female alumni


44 %

male alumni
$34,580 - $82,625
$41,304 - $104,305

Years of Experience

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

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