Average Salary for Southwestern University Alumni

Southwestern University, an United Methodist school in Georgetown, Texas, has roughly 2,000 undergrads. Many students here pick up classes in the liberal arts and sciences. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Attorney / Lawyer
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Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization
2 salaries
Associate Attorney
2 salaries
Senior Project Manager, IT
2 salaries
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About This School

1001 University Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626


Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious

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The education industry, the religious organization industry, and the software development industry are just a few of the areas in which Southwestern grads find work. The majority of Southwestern alumni wind up in the legal services industry. Those with an education from Southwestern earn an average of about $64K.


The most generous salaries among Southwestern alumni are reportedly earned by Attorneys, whose median earnings come to $160K, followed by IT Senior Project Managers (approximately $94K) and Associate Attorneys ($83K). Collecting the smallest paychecks are Directors of Non-Profit Development — they bring in around $60K.


A large number of students head to Austin, Texas after college. Los Angeles, Calif. is another hot spot for Southwestern grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $100K). On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Southwestern grads is Houston, Texas (median compensation is $37K). Other cities of interest among Southwestern alumni include nearby Dallas, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Southwestern alumni are those with a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Jurisprudence, or Master of Law (LLM) — they earn close to $95K on average per year. A B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($38K).


Competency in Client Interaction translates into above-average pay for Southwestern University grads — they earn 57 percent more than their fellow graduates. Southwestern grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and approximately one in eight alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Marketing Communications, and Accounting.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just two-fifths of alumni get sick time. A large number of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Most grads have medical plans, and a majority of former students have dental insurance. Southwestern University grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Birmingham Southern College grads bring in salaries of around approximately $60K, 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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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


71 %
29 %
$33,500 - $86,879
$41,718 - $88,241
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5-9 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

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