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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Staff Accountant
5 salaries
Senior Pastor
4 salaries
Pharmacy Director
3 salaries
Director of Operations
3 salaries
Clinical Pharmacist
2 salaries
Software Engineer
2 salaries
Financial Analyst
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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About This School

1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207


Private School, For Sports Fans

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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.


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


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.


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.


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


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$33,725 - $89,488
$34,203 - $111,388
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1-4 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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