Average Salary for Reed College Alumni

Reed College is a university based in Portland, Ore. that is home to around 1,000 undergraduates. The liberal arts and sciences play a large role at the school, and many students enjoy this type of curriculum. Replies from former Reed students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Typical Early Career Salary

$47,500
Reed College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Software Engineer
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About This School

3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202-8199

web.reed.edu/apply/

1,395

Private School, Liberal Arts

82 %

25 %

37 %

18 %


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Industry

A large chunk of former Reed students are employed in software as a service (SAAS) development; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. One in twenty Reed grads move into the software development industry — it is the road least traveled for this demographic. Reed graduates see an average starting salary of around $60K.

Gender

There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $88K after graduating from Reed, the average woman earns only approximately $51K.

Locations

Many Reed alumni remain in Portland after graduation; close to a sixth of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. It is also not uncommon to find former Reed students living and working in Seattle, Wash. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $120K. Though Washington, DC takes the cake for lowest pay among Reed grads (the median salary is about $45K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Other common destinations include New York, N.Y. and San Francisco, Calif.

Degree Major

A Doctorate (PhD) leads to the highest pay for Reed grads ($109K on average per year). Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Linguistics are the lowest of the pack, earning $49K.

Skills

Reed College grads who have experience with Statistical Analysis can expect to make 79 percent more than other alumni ($108K on average). Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Reed alumni, with nearly one-seventh of grads reporting using it on the job. Experience with MySQL, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one-third of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fourth of alumni get sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to the vast majority of survey participants, and a strong majority of respondents sign up for dental plans. To plan for old age, nearly all alums maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Graduates of Reed College are also recipients of free drinks, a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of Puget Sound grads bring in salaries of around approximately $59K, making them the most similar to Reed alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Reed include Lewis & Clark College, Willamette University, and Whitman College.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1918 2190
ACT Scores 28 33

Key Stats for Reed College

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %
Salary
$42,500 - $66,500
Salary
$40,130 - $107,979
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

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