Average Salary for Mercer University Alumni

Mercer University is a Baptist university based in Macon, Ga. that is home to around 4,000 undergraduates. 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. The data in this summary come from Mercer alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Mercer University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Staff Accountant
6 salaries
Software Engineer
3 salaries
Senior Pastor
3 salaries
Clinical Pharmacist
3 salaries
Director of Operations
2 salaries
Case Manager
2 salaries
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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About This School

1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207



Private School, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of Mercer are found working in a number of different fields including the retail pharmacy or drugstore industry, clinical care, and the manufacturing industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care industry. Former Mercer graduates bring in $67K on average.


In the Mercer alumni community, men make a median salary of around $76K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $57K.


Former Mercer students with an interest in making money consider becoming Pharmacy Directors, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $149K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Software Engineers (about $93K) and Clinical Pharmacists ($92K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Senior Pastors who make an average of approximately $31K.


Many Mercer students are Atlanta, Ga.-bound following college. Mercer grads also flock to Alpharetta, Ga., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is around $98K). On the other end, Mercer grads flock to Griffin, Ga., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $35K. Mercer alumni express interest in nearby Macon, Ga. and Warner Robins, Ga. as well.

Degree Major

A Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) earns Mercer students the most money after college (an average about $126K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Master of Divinity (MDiv), Theology ($31K on average annually).


For former Bears, proficiency in Financial Analysis warrants a paycheck that is 15 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Mercer alumni, with approximately one in ten workers reporting using it on the job. Also considered top-notch skills are Financial Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Though a majority of graduates get paid time off for vacation, only one in three grads receive paid sick leave. A strong majority of survey participants have medical plans, and a fair number of graduates have dental insurance. A fair number of alumni save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Graduates of Mercer University are also recipients of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Rollins College grads report the most similar salaries to Mercer alums, earning $61K on average. Brenau University, Gardner-Webb University, and William Carey University are also similar to Mercer.

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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


52 %
48 %
$32,787 - $88,847
$35,951 - $110,089
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
$41,088 - $98,026
$59,994 - $92,500
$49,132 - $87,371
$47,500 - $87,500

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