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Average Salary for Saint Louis University (SLU) Alumni

Around 13,000 people attend Saint Louis University, a Roman Catholic institution based in Saint Louis, Mo. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Billikens!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. Replies from former SLU students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Saint Louis University (SLU) 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. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Physical Therapist (PT)
6 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
4 salaries
Financial Analyst
4 salaries
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
3 salaries
Strategic Planning Manager
2 salaries
Physical Therapist Director
2 salaries
Service Delivery Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 263

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About This School

One Grand Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63103-2097



Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of SLU head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the health care services industry, the financial services industry, and clinical care are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Very few SLU grads go into the physical therapist's office industry; in fact, less than two percent of alumni enter this industry. Those with a degree from SLU make an average of approximately $62K.


SLU grads who become Chief Operating Officers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $174K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Financial Analysts and Senior Internal Auditors; their salaries approach $70K and $67K, respectively. Senior Financial Analysts wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning around $58K.


St. Louis, Mo. is filled with SLU grads. SLU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Kansas City, Mo., which offers a median salary of about $131K. On the far end of the pay scale, SLU alumni often reside in Tampa, Fla., which is home to the lowest pay at $48K. Other common destinations include Chicago, Ill. and Atlanta, Ga.

Degree Major

A medical degree earns SLU students the most money after college (an average $182K per year). Those holding a Bachelor of Science in Business & Marketing are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $43K on average per year.


Many former SLU students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and approximately one in eight grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Competency in Orthopedics translates into above-average pay for former Billikens — they earn 28 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other prime know-hows include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of grads have medical plans, and a fair number of alums have dental insurance. Most graduates set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Additional benefits handed to Saint Louis University alumni include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Loyola University grads bring in salaries of around around $61K, making them the most similar to SLU alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to SLU include Howard University, Catholic University of America, and the University of Denver.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1080 1320
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats for Saint Louis University (SLU)


53 %
47 %
$35,706 - $74,686
$39,893 - $95,465
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
$35,185 - $75,329
$31,943 - $90,879
$68,784 - $161,761
$54,045 - $101,736
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