Rush University Alumni Average Salary

Rush University is a university based in Chicago, Ill. that is home to around zero undergraduates. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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6 salaries
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
5 salaries
Registered Nurse (RN)
4 salaries
Pediatrics Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
4 salaries
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
4 salaries
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
3 salaries
Family Physician / Doctor
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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Graduates of Rush University are found working in a number of different fields including clinical care, the rehabilitation and health care center industry, and the health care services industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Less than ten percent of Rush University grads move into the health care services industry — it is the road least traveled for this demographic. The average salary for a grad from Rush University is around $79K.


The Rush University alumni who make the most are Family Nurse Practitioners; they report a median pay of $99K. Pediatrics Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Practitioners draw in a fair amount as well — $96K and approximately $89K, respectively. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Clinical Research Coordinators who make an average of about $59K.


When it comes to compensation, Chicago, Ill. brings up the rear (median pay is $80K); however, a little more than half of Rush University alumni still choose not to leave this city. Alternatively, Atlanta, Ga. is home to some of the highest salaries — median pay is $82K — which is an (obvious) draw for many Rush University grads.

Degree Major

Rush University students with a medical degree can expect to make the most money ($90K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. A Master of Science (MS), Speech-Language Pathology is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $49K.


About a fourth of grads report using Pediatrics as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Competency in Cardiology translates into above-average pay for Rush University grads — they earn 13 percent more than their fellow graduates. Competency in Biotechnology, Cardiology, and Acute Care also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in four survey participants earn paid vacation and just one in five survey participants get paid sick time. A large number of grads participate in a 401(k) program. Health benefits extend to a large number of alumni, and a fair number of alums also receive dental coverage. Rush University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 403(b), and a casual working environment.

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


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$46,628 - $92,092
$64,403 - $108,250
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