Average Salary for Southwestern University Alumni

Around 2,000 people attend Southwestern University, an United Methodist institution based in Georgetown, Texas. 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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Overall College ROI Rank

661
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

192
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Liberal Arts

50
out of 119

Typical Early Career Salary

$42,400
Southwestern University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Associate Attorney
2 salaries
$82,500  
   
Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization
2 salaries
$60,000  
Senior Project Manager, IT
2 salaries
$94,138  
Creative Director
2 salaries
$105,000  
Attorney / Lawyer
2 salaries
$160,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 26 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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About This School

1001 University Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626

1,535

Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

70 %

16 %

73 %

27 %


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Industry

Graduates of Southwestern head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the software services industry, law, and the television broadcasting industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The legal services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Those with a degree from Southwestern make an average of around $60K.

Jobs

The most generous salaries among Southwestern alumni are reportedly earned by Creative Directors, whose median earnings come to $105K, followed by Attorneys (about $95K) and IT Senior Project Managers (approximately $94K). Directors of Non-Profit Development get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $60K in this job.

Locations

The most popular destination for former Southwestern students is Austin, Texas. Another city that attracts a wealth of Southwestern grads is Los Angeles, Calif.; given its high compensation ($110K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though median pay is subpar ($38K) relative to popular cities, choosing to stay in Georgetown after graduation is a common decision made by many alumni who have developed a love for the area. Nearby Houston, Texas and Dallas, Texas also rank high on the list of cities for Southwestern grads.

Degree Major

A graduate with a B.A. in Accounting from Southwestern can rake in a whopping average approximately $94K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Those with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average about $42K per year.

Skills

Microsoft Office is a common skill among Southwestern alumni — roughly one in seven grads mention using it at work. For Southwestern University grads, proficiency in Client Interaction warrants a paycheck that is 62 percent more than other alumni salaries. Competency in Project Management, Marketing Communications, and Accounting also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely two-fifths of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of graduates save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. For this school, a large number of alumni are the recipients of health benefits, and the larger part of alumni pick up dental plans, too. Southwestern University alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Millsaps College grads (who make an average of $59K) earn salaries most similar to Southwestern alumni. 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

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
Salary
$33,834 - $86,879
Salary
$41,256 - $92,032
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

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