Rush University Alumni Average Salary

Rush University is a university based in Chicago, Ill. that is home to around zero undergraduates. Replies from former Rush University students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Nurse Practitioner (NP)
3 salaries
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
3 salaries
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
2 salaries
Pediatrics Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
2 salaries
Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
2 salaries
2 salaries
Clinical Research Coordinator
2 salaries
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Rush University alumni find work in an assortment of industries including clinical care, the pediatrician's office industry, and the community mental health center industry. The majority of Rush University alumni wind up in the health care industry. On the other end of the spectrum are the biotechnology research and development industry, which attract less than five percent of Rush University alumni. The average salary for a grad from Rush University is about $79K.


In the Rush University alumni community, men make a median salary of $124K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $75K.


The most lucrative professionals among Rush University alumni are Certified Nurse Anesthetists; they earn a median annual salary of $145K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $114K and approximately $108K, respectively, are Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Clinical Research Coordinators; alumni in this role face average salaries of around $59K.


Many Rush University alumni seem to stick around Chicago after wrapping up their studies; just over two-fifths of grads remain to find permanent work. Rush University alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in San Francisco, Calif., which offers a median salary of $112K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Rush University alumni is Atlanta, Ga., where earnings average around $79K. Fall River, Mass. and Elgin, Ill. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Rush University grads with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Nurse Anesthesia (average earnings climb to $165K per year). Those holding a Master of Science (MS), Clinical Research are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in approximately $48K on average per year.


Pediatrics is a popular skill among Rush University alumni, with close to a sixth of grads reporting using it on the job. Anesthesia commands a pay premium of 105 percent for Rush University grads. Acute Care, Anesthesia, and Cardiology are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fourth of alumni receive sick leave. Health benefits extend to most grads, and a fair number of alumni also receive dental coverage. Most alums set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Graduates of Rush University are also recipients of life insurance, 403(b), tuition reimbursement, and malpractice / liability insurance.

Related Schools

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

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Key Stats for Rush University


74 %
26 %
$40,071 - $92,853
$69,038 - $163,500
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 11 votes.

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