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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569th

20 Year Net ROI 

$278,000

Annual ROI 

4.8%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$189,000

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262nd

Early Career Salary 

$44,800

Mid-Career Salary 

$83,900

% High Meaning 

58 %

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Southwestern University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
2 salaries
$97,500  
   
Associate Attorney
2 salaries
$82,500  
Laboratory Manager
2 salaries
$72,299  
Senior Financial Analyst
2 salaries
$83,750  
Program Manager, IT
2 salaries
$105,000  
Software Engineer
2 salaries
$76,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Jun 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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About This School

1001 University Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626

1,535

Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

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Industry

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

Locations

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.

Skills

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

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %
Salary
$33,943 - $94,107
Salary
$42,729 - $80,000
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
$40,319 - $95,080
$36,900
$80,000

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