Southwestern University Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Georgetown, Texas, Southwestern University, an United Methodist school, has a student population of roughly 2,000. Students at the school often study in the liberal arts and sciences. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Southwestern grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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About This School

1001 University Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626


Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

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Professionally, clinical care, the religious organization industry, and the education industry are popular business areas among Southwestern alumni. Among Southwestern grads, the legal services industry is a commonly chosen career field. Those with an education from Southwestern earn an average of $65K.


The Southwestern alumni who make the most are Attorneys; they report a median pay of $160K. IT Senior Project Managers and Associate Attorneys draw in a fair amount as well — $94K and around $83K, respectively. Directors of Non-Profit Development face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at about $60K.


Home to a large number of Southwestern alums, Austin, Texas is by far the most attractive city for these former students. The top-paying city popular with Southwestern alumni is Los Angeles, Calif., which offers a median salary of approximately $100K. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Southwestern alumni is Houston, Texas, which offers a median salary of $37K. Other common destinations for Southwestern grads include close-by Dallas, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

Degree Major

Southwestern students with a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) can expect to make the most money ($95K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) ($38K on average annually).


Many Southwestern grads have knowledge of Microsoft Office, with close to a seventh of alumni using this program on the clock. Southwestern University grads with Client Interaction experience garner salaries that are 55 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Accounting, and Marketing Communications rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just two-fifths of alumni get paid sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most alumni are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of graduates report dental coverage, too. Most grads set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits awarded to Southwestern University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Birmingham Southern College pick up average paychecks of about $63K, which is closest to the amount made by Southwestern grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Southwestern include Austin College, Millsaps College, and Tougaloo College.

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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


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$33,397 - $87,916
$41,574 - $89,800
1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

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