Average Salary for St. Ambrose University Alumni

Saint Ambrose University is a Roman Catholic university based in Davenport, Iowa that is home to around 3,000 undergraduates. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

St. Ambrose University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Physical Therapist (PT)
3 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Specialist
2 salaries
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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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Saint Ambrose University alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the health care services industry, the government industry, and the aerospace and defense industry. Among Saint Ambrose University grads, the manufacturing industry is a commonly chosen career field. The average starting salary for a graduate of Saint Ambrose University is $55K.


In the Saint Ambrose University alumni community, men make a median salary of $67K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $54K.


The Saint Ambrose University alumni who make the most are Physical Therapists; they report a median pay of about $70K. Human Resources Specialists draw in a fair amount as well — $58K. On the lower end, Payroll Accountants report making approximately $32K.


Despite handing out the worst average salary (around $42K), Davenport, Iowa holds on to its Saint Ambrose University student population, and a little less than a fifth of grads continue to reside in the city. For those seeking more money, Dallas, Texas is a popular destination for former Saint Ambrose University students; median pay is approximately $114K. Moline, Ill. and Chicago, Ill. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Saint Ambrose University grads with a B.A. in Business Management (average earnings climb to $76K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Accounting ($42K on average annually).


Saint Ambrose University grads with Project Management experience garner salaries that are double other grads' salaries. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Saint Ambrose University alumni, with close to a fourth of grads reporting using it on the job. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, Accounts Payable, and Microsoft Word rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly more than half of the survey participants report receiving paid vacation days, but just two-fifths of alumni are paid for sick leave. Health coverage is awarded to most respondents, and dental insurance is issued to more than half of former students as well. A large number of grads report contributing to a 401(k). Saint Ambrose University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Dominican University grads (who make an average of around $54K) earn salaries most similar to Saint Ambrose University alumni. Maharishi University of Management, Bradley University, and Aurora University are also similar to Saint Ambrose University.

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Key Stats for St. Ambrose University


59 %
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$32,348 - $69,296
$32,973 - $93,693
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

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