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Average Salary for Saint Louis University (SLU) Alumni

Saint Louis University, a private research school in Saint Louis, Mo., has roughly 13,000 undergrads. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Billikens!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Saint Louis University (SLU) Details


One Grand Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63103-2097

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Private Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans, Religious

Graduation Rate:

70 %


15 %

% Stay In State:

48 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

14 %
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SLU alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include clinical care, the financial services industry, and higher education. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. On the other end of the spectrum is the manufacturing industry, which attracts less than two percent of SLU alumni. Starting salaries of $62K are common among SLU grads.


The biggest paychecks among SLU alumni are earned by Physician Assistants — these former students make about $85K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Senior Accountants (around $68K) and Senior Internal Auditors ($67K). Salaries are anything but generous for Senior Financial Analysts, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $58K.


Many SLU grads end up living in St. Louis, deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. In addition, former SLU students often head to Atlanta after graduating, where typical salaries come to approximately $88K in this top-paying city. Tampa is a popular spot for former SLU students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $50K. Other popular cities include Chicago and Dallas.


Rolling in at around $53K, Express Scripts Incorporated offers the highest salaries to former students of SLU. Saint Louis University (SLU) hands out the smallest paychecks, where median earnings come out to $43K.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance from SLU can rake in a whopping $120K per year, more than any other degree from this school. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Business & Marketing ($41K annually).


Knowledge of SQL seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 24 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($77K). Microsoft Excel is a common skill among SLU alumni — around a tenth of grads mention using it at work. Proficiency in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one in four survey participants for sick time. The greater part of alumni set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of former students are rewarded with health insurance and a fair portion of former students report dental coverage, too. Graduates of Saint Louis University are also recipients of 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 approximately $61K, which is closest to the amount made by SLU grads among similar schools. Howard University, Catholic University of America, and the University of Denver are also similar to SLU.

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SAT Scores* 1080 1330
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats



54 %

female alumni


46 %

male alumni
$35,397 - $76,373
$40,178 - $91,605

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