Southwestern University Alumni Average Salary

Southwestern University, an United Methodist school in Georgetown, Texas, has roughly 2,000 undergrads. Students here receive a well-rounded education — undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences is common. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Southwestern grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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About This School

1001 University Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626


Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

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Among Southwestern grads, the legal services industry is a commonly chosen career field. The average starting salary for a graduate of Southwestern is $72K.


A large number of students head to Austin, Texas after college. It is no surprise that Los Angeles, Calif., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is about $163K), is another of the most popular spots for former Southwestern students. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Southwestern alumni is Houston, Texas, which offers a median salary of $37K. Other popular cities for Southwestern alumni include nearby Dallas, Texas and Georgetown, Texas.

Degree Major

Southwestern students with a law degree can expect to make the most money (approximately $83K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor's Degree — their annual income amounts to $73K on average.


Competency in Client Interaction translates into above-average pay for Southwestern University grads — they earn 127 percent more than their fellow graduates. Many Southwestern grads have knowledge of Microsoft Office, with a little less than a fifth of alumni using this program on the clock. In addition, those who are savvy in Contract Negotiation, Data Analysis, and Marketing Communications are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

More than half of respondents do get paid time off for vacation, but only about two-fifths of alumni get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a strong majority of alumni, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of respondents as well. To plan for old age, a fair number of alumni maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Southwestern University graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Lyon College grads bring in salaries of around around $78K, making them the most similar to Southwestern alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Southwestern include Austin College, Millsaps College, and Tougaloo College.

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Key Stats for Southwestern University


71 %
29 %
$33,943 - $94,107
$42,729 - $80,000
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
$40,319 - $95,080

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