Pepperdine University Alumni Average Salary

Ranked in the top 28 percent of universities by return on investment, Pepperdine University is a Churches of Christ university based in Malibu, Calif., and it's home to around 4,000 undergraduates. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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College ROI Report

512th

20 Year Net ROI 

$295,000

Annual ROI 

4.3%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$239,000

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College Salary Report

94th

Early Career Salary 

$78,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$131,000

% High Meaning 

52 %

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Pepperdine University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Attorney / Lawyer
20 salaries
$86,628  
   
Associate Attorney
19 salaries
$90,000  
Financial Analyst
12 salaries
$65,147  
Human Resources (HR) Director
12 salaries
$104,086  
Director of Operations
11 salaries
$105,000  
Senior Financial Analyst
11 salaries
$76,837  
Marketing Director
11 salaries
$105,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 968

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About This School

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263

3,538

Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Industry

The most popular career sector among alumni is the advertising agency industry. Starting salaries of about $63K are the median among Pepperdine grads.

Gender

Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks around $80K per year, but the second group takes home only $60K.

Locations

Irvine, Calif. is a hub for Pepperdine graduates — a large number call this city home. With a median salary of $107K, San Francisco, Calif. represents the highest-paid city popular among Pepperdine grads. Pepperdine alumni in Los Angeles, Calif. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at approximately $67K.

Degree Major

Pepperdine grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $130K per year. A Bachelor's Degree offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($58K).

Skills

Competency in Data Analysis translates into above-average pay for former Waves — they earn 16 percent more than their fellow graduates. Roughly a seventh of Pepperdine grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Other top skills include Adobe Illustrator, Marketing Communications, and Social Media Marketing.

Benefits and Perks

Perks, including paid vacation and sick time, are awarded to more than half of graduates. To plan for old age, a fair number of former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Health benefits extend to a fair number of alums, and just over half of the alumni also receive dental coverage. Alumni of Pepperdine University also take in a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

University of Tulsa grads bring in salaries of around $62K, making them the most similar to Pepperdine alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Pepperdine include Biola University, the University of La Verne, and the University of San Diego.

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Key Stats for Pepperdine University

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %
Salary
$35,296 - $98,264
Salary
$30,913 - $109,882

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
038
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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