Average Salary for Rush University Alumni

Nestled away in Chicago, Ill., Rush University, a school, has a student population of roughly zero. This summary is derived from information given by Rush University grads who completed the PayScale 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
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
4 salaries
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
3 salaries
Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology
3 salaries
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
3 salaries
Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
3 salaries
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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Graduates of Rush University go into clinical care, the pediatrician's office industry, and the biotechnology research and development industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. A large chunk of former Rush University students are employed in the health care industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Very few Rush University grads go into the pediatric therapist's office industry; in fact, less than five percent of alumni enter this industry. The average salary for a grad from Rush University is around $79K.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is approximately $119K, but the median for the latter is only $76K.


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 $116K and $108K, respectively, are Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners. Salaries are anything but generous for Pediatric Occupational Therapists, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at about $58K.


Many Rush University alumni remain in Chicago after graduation; more than two-fifths of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. In addition, former Rush University students often head to San Francisco, Calif. after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $112K in this top-paying city. Though New York, N.Y. takes the cake for lowest pay among Rush University grads (the median salary is about $76K there), it remains a common destination for former students. In addition, grads flock to Fall River, Mass. as well as Atlanta, Ga.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Nurse Anesthesia from Rush University can rake in a whopping average $165K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Graduates holding a Master of Science (MS), Speech-Language Pathology fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $49K.


One in six Rush University grads wind up using Pediatrics at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Knowledge of Anesthesia seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are double their former classmates' salaries (approximately $162K). Proficiency in Anesthesia, Cardiology, and Psychiatric command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one in four survey participants enjoy paid vacation and one-fifth of alumni receive sick leave. Health benefits extend to most alums, and a strong majority of alumni also receive dental coverage. A large number of graduates save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Rush University alumni are also on the receiving end of 403(b), life insurance, 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.

Key Stats for Rush University


78 %
22 %
$47,587 - $97,577
$76,000 - $144,466
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 12 votes.

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