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. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Pepperdine grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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National Salary Data 
Attorney / Lawyer
18 salaries
Associate Attorney
17 salaries
Financial Analyst
14 salaries
Marketing Director
12 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Director
10 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
10 salaries
Director of Operations
10 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 951

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About This School

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263


Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Among Pepperdine grads, the advertising agency industry is a commonly chosen career field. Graduates of Pepperdine earn $62K on average.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of about $60K whereas the men's median is $80K.


Irvine, Calif. is filled with Pepperdine grads. San Francisco, Calif. is another hot spot for Pepperdine grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $107K). On the far end of the pay scale, Pepperdine alumni often reside in Los Angeles, Calif., which is home to the lowest pay at around $67K.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Pepperdine alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) — they earn close to $130K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor's Degree — their annual income amounts to approximately $58K on average.


Knowledge of Data Analysis seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 19 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($73K). Pepperdine alumni are often well versed in Marketing Communications, with nearly one-seventh of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Project Management, and Community Outreach / Activism is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

More than half of graduates enjoy paid vacation and sick leave. A fair number of alumni participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. A fair number of graduates receive health insurance, and slightly more than half of the former students get dental coverage. Pepperdine University graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of Tulsa pick up average paychecks of $62K, which is closest to the amount made by Pepperdine grads among similar schools. 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


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52 %
$35,296 - $98,264
$30,913 - $109,882
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

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