Average Salary for Rush University Alumni

Rush University is a university based in Chicago, Ill. that is home to around zero undergraduates. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Rush University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)
4 salaries
Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology
3 salaries
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
3 salaries
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
3 salaries
Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
3 salaries
Clinical Research Coordinator
2 salaries
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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Clinical care, the pediatrician's office industry, and the biotechnology research and development industry are just a few of the areas in which Rush University grads find work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. Rush University graduates in the rehabilitation and health care center industry are hard pressed to find, with less than five percent of former students taking up work in this field. The average salary for a grad from Rush University is $79K.


Male graduates of Rush University out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of around $124K versus $75K for women.


The most generous salaries among Rush University alumni are reportedly earned by Certified Nurse Anesthetists, whose median earnings come to $145K, followed by Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists (approximately $116K) and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners ($108K). Pediatric Occupational Therapists face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at about $54K.


Rush University alumni seem to appreciate living in Chicago, and nearly two in five grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. It is no surprise that San Francisco, Calif., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $112K), is another of the most popular spots for former Rush University students. On the other hand, Rush University alumni who end up in Atlanta, Ga. receive the lowest median salary of $79K. Graduates also relocate to Fall River, Mass. and Elgin, Ill.

Degree Major

Rush University grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Nurse Anesthesia and earn a median salary of approximately $165K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Master of Science (MS), Speech-Language Pathology tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average about $49K per year.


Pediatrics is a popular skill among Rush University alumni, with roughly a sixth of grads reporting using it on the job. Competency in Anesthesia translates into above-average pay for Rush University grads — they earn double their fellow graduates. Experience with Cardiology, Anesthesia, and Acute Care is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one in three grads and one in five survey participants, respectively). Most alums set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. A large number of graduates receive health insurance, and a majority of former students get dental coverage. Other benefits awarded to Rush University alumni include 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


75 %
25 %
$45,570 - $93,781
$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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