Mercer University Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Macon, Ga., Mercer University, a Baptist school, has a student population of roughly 4,000. 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. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Mercer University School Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Salary Data 
1-4 years
6 salaries
5-9 years
4 salaries
10-19 years
7 salaries
20 years or more
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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About This School

1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207


Private School, For Sports Fans

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33 %


Among Mercer grads, the retail pharmacy or drugstore industry is a commonly chosen career field. Starting salaries of $71K are the median among Mercer grads.


Female graduates on average earn more than male graduates; the first group banks around $85K per year, but the second group takes home only $61K.


Athens, Ga. is a hub for Mercer graduates — a large number call this city home.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Science (MS) from Mercer can rake in a whopping average $90K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor's Degree are the lowest of the pack, earning $60K.


Proficiency in Project Management is common among Mercer alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, a little less than one-fifth of former students report doing so. Operations Management commands a pay premium of 68 percent for former Bears. In addition, those who are savvy in Leadership, Counseling, and Strategic Planning are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about two-fifths of alumni get paid sick time. Almost all former students take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Health coverage is awarded to nearly all former students, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of former students as well. Mercer University alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Compensation averages approximately $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.

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


27 %
73 %
$61,500 - $120,500
$38,783 - $98,000
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$47,500 - $80,000
$40,268 - $122,084

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