Mercer University Alumni Average Salary

Around 4,000 people attend Mercer University, a Baptist institution based in Macon, Ga. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Bears!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. This summary is derived from information given by Mercer grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

726th

20 Year Net ROI 

$198,100

Annual ROI 

3.9%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$184,900

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College Salary Report

711th

Early Career Salary 

$46,600

Mid-Career Salary 

$67,900

% High Meaning 

68.0%

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Mercer University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Staff Accountant
5 salaries
$44,962  
   
Pharmacy Director
3 salaries
$147,245  
Senior Pastor
3 salaries
$31,243  
Business Consultant
2 salaries
$76,000  
Clinical Pharmacist
2 salaries
$95,750  
Software Engineer
2 salaries
$105,250  
Director of Operations
2 salaries
$91,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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About This School

1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207

www.mercer.edu/admission/

4,419

Private School, For Sports Fans

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Industry

Mercer alumni can most commonly be found in the retail pharmacy or drugstore industry, clinical care, and the manufacturing industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Mercer amounts to $68K.

Gender

In the Mercer alumni community, men make a median salary of approximately $75K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $58K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among Mercer alumni are earned by Pharmacy Directors — these former students make a median salary of around $149K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Software Engineers ($105K) and Clinical Pharmacists (about $92K). Senior Pastors face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $31K.

Locations

Atlanta, Ga. is a hot spot for Mercer alum. Alpharetta, Ga. is also a common destination for Mercer grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $98K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Mercer alumni is Nashville, Tenn., which offers a median salary of $59K. Close-by Macon, Ga. and Warner Robins, Ga. are also desirable cities among Mercer alumni.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $126K per year, former Bears who have a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) are the best paid among the alumni population. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Master of Divinity (MDiv), Theology — their annual income amounts to around $31K on average.

Skills

Mercer grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and about a tenth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Financial Analysis commands a pay premium of 18 percent for former Bears. In addition, those who are savvy in Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Project Management are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Though slightly more than half of the graduates get paid time off for vacation, only one-third of alumni receive paid sick leave. A fair number of survey participants opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health insurance benefits extend to a strong majority of graduates, and a strong majority of alums sign up for dental plans. Other benefits that Mercer University alumni receive are life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Campbell University graduates, who earn approximately $61K on average, make a similar amount to Mercer grads. Other schools similar to Mercer include Brenau University, Gardner-Webb University, and William Carey University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1080 1270
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats for Mercer University

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %
Salary
$33,725 - $89,488
Salary
$34,203 - $111,388
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
$42,907 - $98,026
$59,994 - $92,500
$47,500 - $87,500
$85,000

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