St. Ambrose University Alumni Average Salary

Saint Ambrose University, a Roman Catholic school in Davenport, Iowa, has roughly 3,000 undergrads. This report is based on the responses of Saint Ambrose University graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Operations Manager
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Physical Therapist (PT)
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Graphic Designer
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Systems Administrator
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Application Developer
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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Sep 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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About This School

518 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 52803-2898

Saint Ambrose University


Private School, Religious

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The most popular field is the aerospace and defense industry. Saint Ambrose University graduates see an average starting salary of approximately $66K.


Male graduates of Saint Ambrose University out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of $75K versus about $61K for women.


A large number of students head to Rock Island, Ill. after college. It is also not uncommon to find former Saint Ambrose University students living and working in Muscatine, Iowa — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $96K. Home to the lowest median salary for Saint Ambrose University alumni is Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a popular place for former students despite its $46K average paycheck. Nearby Davenport, Iowa and Moline, Ill. also rank high on the list of cities for Saint Ambrose University grads.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Saint Ambrose University can rake in a whopping average $70K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are the lowest of the pack, earning around $46K.


Around one in four Saint Ambrose University grads wind up using Microsoft Excel at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Saint Ambrose University grads who have experience with Microsoft Word can expect to make 78 percent more than other alumni ($118K on average). Project Management, General Ledger Accounting, and Accounts Payable are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, nearly one-third of alums report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. The vast majority of alumni save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; the vast majority of alums are rewarded with health insurance and a strong majority of former students report dental coverage, too. Saint Ambrose University grads are also lucky enough to receive a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Alumni of Bradley University pick up average paychecks of $69K, which is closest to the amount made by Saint Ambrose University grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Saint Ambrose University include Maharishi University of Management, Aurora University, and Rockford College.

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