Mercer University Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Macon, Ga., Mercer University, a Baptist school, has a student population of roughly 4,000. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Bears!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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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$50K$100K$150K
Associate Attorney
12 salaries
$64,265  
   
Attorney / Lawyer
6 salaries
$83,810  
Staff Accountant
6 salaries
$45,000  
Electrical Engineer
6 salaries
$60,022  
Case Manager
5 salaries
$27,155  
Software Engineer
5 salaries
$78,000  
Legal Counsel
5 salaries
$126,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 504

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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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13 %

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Industry

The most popular field is the retail pharmacy or drugstore industry. Mercer graduates see an average starting salary of about $71K.

Gender

Female graduates of Mercer out-earn their male counterparts significantly, earning an average of around $85K versus $61K for men.

Locations

Home to a large number of Mercer alums, Athens, Ga. is by far the most attractive city for these former students.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS) earns Mercer students the most money after college (an average approximately $90K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor's Degree — their annual income amounts to $57K on average.

Skills

Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for former Bears — they earn 68 percent more than their fellow graduates. Proficiency in Project Management is common among Mercer alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, slightly less than one-fifth of former students report doing so. Leadership, Counseling, and Strategic Planning are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely two-fifths of alumni get paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, the vast majority of alums contribute to a 401(k). Almost all graduates enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a strong majority of respondents receive dental plans, too. Other benefits awarded to Mercer University alumni include a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, gym / health club / fitness membership, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $73K for Mississippi College 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
27 %
Male
73 %
Salary
$61,500 - $120,500
Salary
$38,783 - $98,373
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
23%
$40,268 - $122,084
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