Average Salary for Morehouse College Alumni

Nestled away in Atlanta, Ga., Morehouse College, a school, has a student population of roughly 2,000. The survey respondent pool is largely skewed toward men with a male-to-female ratio of 30-to-1, and men also report larger salaries after graduation than women do. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Morehouse grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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830 Westview Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30314


Private School, Liberal Arts

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Professionally, the banking industry, the fitness or recreational sports center industry, and the health care industry are popular business areas among Morehouse alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the financial services industry. Those with an education from Morehouse earn an average of $65K.


Graduates from this school who take the survey are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is 3 to 1.


Morehouse grads who become Environmental Health & Safety Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $78K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Geotechnical Engineers and Senior Credit Analysts; their salaries approach approximately $62K and around $59K, respectively. Pastors pick up $48K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Graduates of Morehouse seem to enjoy living in Atlanta, and more than two-fifths of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. It is also not uncommon to find former Morehouse students living and working in Chicago, Ill. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $78K. Detroit, Mich. is a popular spot for former Morehouse students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at about $39K. In addition, grads flock to New York, N.Y. as well as Nashville, Tenn.

Degree Major

Morehouse students with a B.A. in Sociology can expect to make the most money (approximately $110K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in English Language & Literature ($40K on average annually).


Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 3 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($67K). About one in six grads report using Financial Analysis as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Social Media Marketing, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one in three grads and one in four survey participants, respectively). Nearly all alums enjoy benefits like health insurance, while most grads receive dental plans, too. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, almost all survey participants contribute to a 401(k). Morehouse College grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Oglethorpe University grads bring in salaries of around around $55K, making them the most similar to Morehouse alumni in terms of earnings. Spelman College, Agnes Scott College, and Talladega College are also similar to Morehouse.

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