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. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Billikens!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Saint Louis University (SLU) Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Physical Therapist (PT)
6 salaries
Financial Analyst
4 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
4 salaries
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
3 salaries
Software Engineer
2 salaries
2 salaries
Finance Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 243

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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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SLU alumni can most commonly be found in the health care services industry, clinical care, and the financial services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care industry. SLU graduates in higher education are hard pressed to find, with less than two percent of former students taking up work in this field. Those with a degree from SLU make an average of $61K.


The SLU alumni who make the most are Chief Operating Officers; they report a median pay of approximately $174K. Physician Assistants and Field Service Directors draw in a fair amount as well — around $98K and $97K, respectively. Attorneys pick up $66K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


St. Louis, Mo. is filled with SLU grads. The top-paying city popular with SLU alumni is Kansas City, Mo., which offers a median salary of $131K. Though Tampa, Fla. takes the cake for lowest pay among SLU grads (the median salary is about $48K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Other cities of interest include Chicago, Ill. and Atlanta, Ga.

Degree Major

Former Billikens who fare the best in terms of salary hold a medical degree and earn a median salary of $182K per year. A Master of Science (MS), Dietetics offers the lowest median annual financial reward (approximately $40K).


Many former SLU students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and nearly one in eight grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Orthopedics commands a pay premium of 28 percent for former Billikens. Competency in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. Most graduates save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A large number of alumni have medical plans, and a strong majority of former students have dental insurance. Saint Louis University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of Loyola University pick up average paychecks of $61K, which is closest to the amount made by SLU grads among similar schools. 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)


51 %
49 %
$35,919 - $75,040
$39,567 - $95,006
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 69 votes.
$35,185 - $75,053
$31,660 - $94,174
$68,784 - $161,761
$51,500 - $106,000

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