Mercer University Alumni Average Salary

Around 4,000 people attend Mercer University, a Baptist institution based in Macon, Ga. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. The data in this summary come from Mercer alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 516
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About This School

1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207


Private School, For Sports Fans

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Mercer alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the health care industry, the manufacturing industry, and clinical care. The retail pharmacy or drugstore industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from Mercer amounts to $67K.


In the Mercer alumni community, men make a median salary of around $78K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $60K.


The Mercer alumni who make the most are Pharmacy Directors; they report a median pay of approximately $147K. Clinical Pharmacists and Directors of Operations draw in a fair amount as well — $96K and about $85K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Senior Pastors, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $31K.


Many Mercer students are Atlanta, Ga.-bound following college. Mercer alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Alpharetta, Ga., which offers a median salary of $96K. On the other end, Mercer grads flock to Monroe, Ga., which actually offers the weakest median salary of about $30K. Graduates of Mercer also relocate to Warner Robins, Ga., which is not far away, and Athens, Ga.

Degree Major

A graduate with a medical degree from Mercer can rake in a whopping average $120K per year, more than any other degree from this school. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Master of Divinity (MDiv), Theology (approximately $30K on average annually).


Less than ten percent of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Former Bears who have experience with Operations Management can expect to make 80 percent more than other alumni ($120K on average). Leadership, Operations Management, and Microsoft Excel are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; close to half of the survey participants report receiving the former, but only one in three grads report receiving the latter. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of former students, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of graduates as well. A large number of grads opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Additional perks enjoyed by Mercer University grads include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Gardner grads bring in salaries of around $61K, making them the most similar to Mercer alumni in terms of earnings. Brenau University, William Carey University, and Mississippi College are also similar to Mercer.

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Key Stats for Mercer University


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