Reed College Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Portland, Ore., Reed College, a school, has a student population of roughly 1,000. Students here receive a well-rounded education — undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences is common. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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About This School

3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202-8199


Private School, Liberal Arts

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The most popular career sector among alumni is software as a service (SAAS) development. The average salary for a grad from Reed is $62K.


In the Reed alumni community, men make a median salary of about $79K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $60K.


New York, N.Y. is a hub for Reed graduates — a large number call this city home. Seattle, Wash. is also a common destination for Reed grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of around $120K. Reed alumni in Washington, DC can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $45K. Close-by Portland, Ore. and Boston, Mass. are also desirable cities among Reed alumni.

Degree Major

A B.A. in History leads to the highest pay for Reed grads ($72K on average per year). Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Linguistics are the lowest of the pack, earning approximately $49K.


Reed grads are usually competent in JavaScript, and one in six alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. For Reed College grads, proficiency in JavaScript warrants a paycheck that is 64 percent more than other alumni salaries. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Python, and Material Science rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; the vast majority of survey participants are rewarded with health insurance and most survey participants report dental coverage, too. To plan for old age, the vast majority of graduates maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Reed College alumni are also on the receiving end of free drinks, life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Median pay for Lewis & Clark College grads is $63K, making their salaries most similar to those of Reed grads. Willamette University, the University of Puget Sound, and Whitman College are also similar to Reed.

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Key Stats for Reed College


43 %
57 %
$45,000 - $72,000
$38,532 - $106,839
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

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