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Average Salary for Rush University Alumni

Rush University is a university located in Chicago. This summary is derived from information given by Rush University grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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.
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
6 salaries
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)
4 salaries
4 salaries
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
4 salaries
Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology
3 salaries
Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
3 salaries
Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 78
United States (change)

Rush University Details


Graduates of Rush University work in a variety of industries 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 are not known for their interest in the community mental health center industry; less than two percent of them advance into this area for work. Rush University graduates see an estimated starting salary of $80K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes approximately $83K where the average male graduate hauls home $114K.


Among Rush University graduates, the biggest earners are Internal Medicine Physicians, who haul in $180K on average. Next on the list are Certified Nurse Anesthetists and Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists, bringing in $145K and about $116K, respectively. Sliding in near the bottom are Pediatric Occupational Therapists, who report earnings of around $58K.


Rush University students enjoy their time in Chicago, and approximately one-half of students actually choose to reside here post-college and find jobs in the city. Rush University alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Sanford, which offers median salaries of $180K. For comparison, the lowest paying city popular with Rush University alumni is New York, which offers median salaries of $76K. Other popular cities include Fall River and Atlanta.

Degree Major

Rush University grads who hold a medical degree can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning around $201K 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 $49K per year.


Pediatrics is a popular skill among Rush University alumni, with around one in seven workers reporting using it on the job. Rush University grads with Internal Medicine experience garner salaries that are 124 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other top skills include Acute Care, Family Practice, and Anesthesia.

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. Dental insurance applies to a fair portion of graduates, and a strong majority of survey participants report health coverage. A solid majority of grads participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Other benefits that Rush University alumni receive are 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.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT critical reading score is not included.
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ACT Scores

Key Stats

80 %
20 %
$48,306 - $105,578
$67,150 - $139,534
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

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