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Average Salary for Oral Roberts University (ORU) Alumni

Nestled away in Tulsa, Okla., the student population at Oral Roberts University, a Other Protestant school, is roughly 3,000. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Golden Eagles!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Overall College ROI Rank

1176
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

381
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for For Sports Fans

309
out of 346

Typical Early Career Salary

$41,300
Oral Roberts University (ORU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Pastor
3 salaries
$40,498  
   
High School Teacher
2 salaries
$56,000  
Senior Pastor
2 salaries
$57,671  
Vice President (VP) Finance & Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
2 salaries
$155,000  
Executive Director
2 salaries
$31,625  
Director of Operations
2 salaries
$133,500  
Youth Pastor
2 salaries
$32,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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About This School

7777 S Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74171

Oral Roberts University

oru.edu/admissions/

2,884

Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

53 %

7 %

37 %

37 %


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Industry

Graduates of ORU work in a variety of sectors including religious service, the education industry, and the health care services industry. Among ORU grads, the health care industry is a commonly chosen career field. Given the high SAT scores reported by ORU grads, their lower-than-average salaries are somewhat surprising. Former ORU graduates tend to bring in $48K.

Gender

There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is approximately $58K, but the median for the latter is only about $46K.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among ORU alumni are Senior Pastors; they earn a median annual salary of around $58K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $56K and $50K are High School Teachers and Accountants. Youth Pastors pick up $29K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.

Locations

ORU alumni typically remain in Tulsa, the city they've grown to love, after graduation, and slightly less than a third of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. It is no surprise that Fort Worth, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $152K), is another of the most popular spots for former ORU students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by ORU alumni is Washington, DC, where earnings average around $37K. Dallas and Seattle are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) leads to the highest pay for ORU grads (about $121K per year). Annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Media are the lowest of the pack, earning $33K.

Skills

For former Golden Eagles, proficiency in Operations Management warrants a paycheck that is 47 percent more than other alumni salaries. Proficiency in Project Management is common among ORU alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, one-eighth of former students report doing so. Experience with Microsoft Office, Administration, and Leadership is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (half of the alumni and one in three grads, respectively). Health insurance benefits extend to a strong majority of respondents, and a majority of former students sign up for dental plans. A strong majority of alumni take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Oral Roberts University graduates also take advantage of a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Elon University graduates, who earn approximately $48K on average, make a similar amount to ORU grads. The University of Evansville, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and Spring Hill College are also similar to ORU.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
910 1130
ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats for Oral Roberts University (ORU)

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %
Salary
$27,676 - $71,000
Salary
$34,935 - $85,076
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

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