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Average Salary for Southwestern University Alumni

Around 1,000 people attend Southwestern University, a United Methodist institution based in Georgetown, Texas. With a liberal arts emphasis, this private university offers its students the pleasures of a well-rounded education. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Liberal Arts

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Typical Early Career Salary

Southwestern University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Attorney / Lawyer
3 salaries
Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization
2 salaries
Senior Project Manager, IT
2 salaries
Associate Attorney
2 salaries
Creative Director
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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About This School

1001 University Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626


Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

70 %

16 %

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Clinical care, the long-term care or rehabilitation facility industry, and the software services industry are just a few of the areas in which Southwestern grads find work. Among Southwestern grads, the legal services industry is a commonly chosen career field. Starting salaries of $66K are common among Southwestern grads.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in about $80K after graduating from Southwestern, the average woman earns only $67K.


In the Southwestern alumni professional community, Attorneys make the highest median pay ($150K), though Creative Directors ($105K), and IT Senior Project Managers (around $94K) are close competitors. On the lower end, Technical Writers report making approximately $48K.


Austin is a hot spot for Southwestern alum. It is no surprise that Los Angeles, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $130K), is another of the most popular spots for former Southwestern students. Among popular cities, the lowest pay is found in Georgetown at $38K. Regardless of salary, a large portion of Southwestern University grads opt to live in the area following graduation. Neighboring Houston is another common pick among Southwestern grads, along with Dallas.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting from Southwestern can rake in a whopping $160K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) — their annual income amounts to about $42K on average.


Southwestern University grads with Litigation Case Management experience garner salaries that are 127 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Office is a common skill among Southwestern alumni — nearly one in eight grads mention using it at work. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Editing, and Litigation Case Management.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and two-fifths of alumni, respectively). Most graduates opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Most respondents have medical plans, and a majority of the survey participants have dental insurance. Additional benefits handed to Southwestern University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for Millsaps College grads is around $56K, making their salaries most similar to those of Southwestern grads. Other schools similar to Southwestern include Austin College, Tougaloo College, and Judson College.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1060 1280
ACT Scores 22 29

Key Stats for Southwestern University


66 %
34 %
$34,244 - $87,078
$42,140 - $130,000
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 32 votes.
$35,235 - $94,732
$88,769 - $163,612
$22,228 - $73,250
$81,043 - $87,432

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