Mercer University Alumni Average Salary

Mercer University is a Baptist university based in Macon, Ga. that is home to around 4,000 undergraduates. Athletics are a huge part of life here (Go Bears!), and the school's urban location only adds to the fun, with a wealth of neighborhoods and cultural events to explore. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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College ROI Report

630th

20 Year Net ROI 

$258,000

Annual ROI 

4.6%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$190,000

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College Salary Report

243rd

Early Career Salary 

$51,700

Mid-Career Salary 

$110,000

% High Meaning 

70 %

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Mercer University Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$28K$56K$84K
Associate Attorney
11 salaries
$63,434  
   
Staff Accountant
7 salaries
$45,775  
Operations Manager
7 salaries
$67,720  
Senior Accountant
7 salaries
$57,000  
Financial Analyst
6 salaries
$65,496  
Attorney / Lawyer
6 salaries
$81,951  
Mechanical Engineer
6 salaries
$65,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 26 Nov 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 526
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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

A large chunk of former Mercer students are employed in the medical billing and collection services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Mercer graduates see an average starting salary of $71K.

Locations

Many Mercer grads end up living in Athens, Ga., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS) earns Mercer students the most money after college (an average about $90K per year). Those with a Bachelor's Degree face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average around $57K per year.

Skills

Mercer alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with nearly one in six grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Operations Management commands a pay premium of 68 percent for former Bears. Proficiency in Leadership, Financial Analysis, and Counseling command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Roughly half of the respondents report receiving paid vacation days, but just two-fifths of alumni are paid for sick leave. Almost all former students have medical plans, and a strong majority of alums have dental insurance. Nearly all survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Alumni of Mercer University also take in a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, gym / health club / fitness membership, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Compensation averages approximately $74K for Campbell University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Mercer grads. Other schools similar to Mercer include Brenau University, Gardner-Webb University, and William Carey University.

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Key Stats for Mercer University

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %
Salary
$59,548 - $111,910
Salary
$39,149 - $97,380
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
21%
$40,547 - $120,000

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