Pepperdine University Alumni Average Salary

Attending Pepperdine University, a Churches of Christ university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Malibu, Calif., and it is ranked in the top 28 percent of universities by return on investment. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Pepperdine grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

344th

20 Year Net ROI 

$324,600

Annual ROI 

4.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$228,400

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College Salary Report

189th

Early Career Salary 

$48,300

Mid-Career Salary 

$87,500

% High Meaning 

51 %

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Pepperdine University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$25K$50K$75K
Marriage / Family Therapist
3 salaries
$43,992  
   
Executive Assistant
2 salaries
$49,780  
Human Resources (HR) Business Partner
2 salaries
$64,500  
Human Resources (HR) Manager
2 salaries
$72,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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

Graduates of Pepperdine work in a variety of sectors including the advertising agency industry, the community mental health center industry, and the homeless shelter industry. The majority of Pepperdine alumni wind up in the education industry. Following graduation, Pepperdine students earn an average of approximately $64K.

Gender

Male graduates of Pepperdine out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $81K versus $61K for women.

Jobs

In the Pepperdine alumni professional community, Marketing Directors make the highest median pay ($80K), though Human Resources Managers ($71K), and Human Resources Business Partners (about $56K) are close competitors. Marriage & Family Therapists wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning around $44K.

Locations

Many Pepperdine grads flock to Los Angeles, Calif. Irvine, Calif. is also a common destination for Pepperdine grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $105K. On the far end of the pay scale, Pepperdine alumni often reside in Claremont, Calif., which is home to the lowest pay at $55K. Other cities of interest include Seattle, Wash. and San Diego, Calif.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance will compensate Pepperdine grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $103K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Master of Arts (MA), Psychology tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $45K per year.

Skills

For former Waves, proficiency in Marketing Management warrants a paycheck that is 43 percent more than other alumni salaries. Roughly one in eight Pepperdine grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Although just over half of the respondents are compensated for vacation days, only one in three grads are paid for sick time. A large number of alums receive health insurance, and a majority of the survey participants get dental coverage. Most grads allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Pepperdine University grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Median pay for Clark Atlanta University grads is approximately $65K, making their salaries most similar to those of Pepperdine grads. Biola University, the University of La Verne, and the University of San Diego are also similar to Pepperdine.

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Key Stats for Pepperdine University

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %
Salary
$37,164 - $75,177
Salary
$30,728 - $103,987
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

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