Average Salary for Rush University Alumni

Rush University is located in Chicago. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Rush University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)
4 salaries
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
4 salaries
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
4 salaries
Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology
3 salaries
Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine
3 salaries
Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
3 salaries
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
United States (change)

About This School


Private School

61 %

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Graduates of Rush University are found working in a number of different fields including clinical care, the pediatrician's office industry, and the health clinic industry. The most popular field is the health care industry. Former Rush University students do not typically enter the psychiatric hospital industry; in fact, less than two percent of graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. Following graduation, Rush University students earn an average of $80K.


Male graduates of Rush University out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $114K versus approximately $83K for women.


Rush University grads who become Internal Medicine Physicians garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in $180K annually. However, Certified Nurse Anesthetists and Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists also rank as top-earners (bringing in around $145K and $116K, respectively). On the lower end, Pediatric Occupational Therapists report making about $58K.


Graduates of Rush University take pride in the city of Chicago, and approximately one-half of grads wind up living and working here after graduation. The top-paying city popular with Rush University alumni is Sanford, which offers median salaries of approximately $180K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Rush University alumni is New York, where earnings average $76K. Graduates also relocate to Atlanta and Fall River.

Degree Major

Rush University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a medical degree and earn $201K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Master of Science (MS), Speech-Language Pathology ($49K annually).


Internal Medicine commands a pay premium of 124 percent for Rush University grads. Pediatrics is a popular skill among Rush University alumni, with approximately one in seven workers reporting using it on the job. Acute Care, Psychiatric, and Anesthesia are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one in three grads) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in four survey participants get sick time. A solid majority of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). It is no small feat that a solid majority of graduates are given health coverage, and a fair portion of alumni accept dental insurance. Rush University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, 403(b), malpractice / liability insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Schools similar to Rush University include Midwestern University-Downers Grove, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, and Medical College of Wisconsin.

Key Stats for Rush University


79 %
21 %
$48,534 - $105,961
$67,150 - $139,534
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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