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Average Salary for Mercer University Alumni

Around 4,000 people attend Mercer University, a Baptist institution based in Macon, Ga. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Bears!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. This synopsis is derived from the responses of former Mercer students who took PayScale's salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

567
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

212
out of 476
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for For Sports Fans

265
out of 346

Typical Early Career Salary

$47,100
Mercer University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Staff Accountant
7 salaries
$44,452  
   
Pharmacist
5 salaries
$100,000  
High School Teacher
5 salaries
$40,695  
Software Engineer
4 salaries
$90,716  
Pharmacy Director
4 salaries
$134,500  
Senior Pastor
3 salaries
$31,243  
Attorney / Lawyer
3 salaries
$98,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227
United States (change)

About This School

1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207

www.mercer.edu/admission/

4,423

Private Schools, For Sports Fans

63 %

13 %

77 %

43 %


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Industry

Graduates of Mercer are found working in a number of different fields including clinical care, the retail pharmacy or drugstore industry, and the telecommunications industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. The average salary for a grad from Mercer is $66K.

Gender

In the Mercer alumni community, men make a median salary of $76K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $56K.

Jobs

The Mercer alumni who make the most are Pharmacy Directors; they report a median pay of around $135K. Pharmacists and Attorneys draw in a fair amount as well — approximately $100K and about $98K. High School Teachers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $41K.

Locations

Home to a large number of Mercer alums, Atlanta is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Mercer grads also flock to Baltimore, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is approximately $127K). Though Alpharetta takes the cake for lowest pay among Mercer grads (the median salary is $48K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Other cities of interest among Mercer alumni include nearby Macon and Warner Robins.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of about $121K per year, former Bears who have a medical degree 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 $31K on average.

Skills

For former Bears, proficiency in Operations Management warrants a paycheck that is 27 percent more than other alumni salaries. Mercer grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and roughly one in ten alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Microsoft Office, Financial Analysis, and Project Management are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just over half of the graduates do get paid time off for vacation, but only about two-fifths of alumni get paid sick time. Dental insurance applies to most alums, and a solid majority of respondents report health coverage. A strong majority of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Mercer University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Loyola University grads is around $58K, making their salaries most similar to those of Mercer grads. Brenau University, Gardner-Webb University, and William Carey University are also similar to Mercer.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1070 1270
ACT Scores 23 28

Key Stats for Mercer University

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %
Salary
$34,304 - $83,684
Salary
$38,763 - $108,010
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
$40,894 - $93,296
$40,250 - $91,563
$57,931 - $105,250
$30,000 - $75,000
$34,500 - $105,000

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