Average Salary for St. Ambrose University Alumni

Nestled away in Davenport, Iowa, the student population at Saint Ambrose University, a Roman Catholic school, is roughly 3,000. St. Ambrose University students have the advantage of living in an interesting urban setting, the city of Davenport, while receiving an exclusive private education. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Physical Therapist (PT)
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Human Resources (HR) Specialist
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Payroll Accountant
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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 can most commonly be found in IT services, the health care industry, and the health care services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The manufacturing industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Those with a degree from Saint Ambrose University tend to make $55K.


The most generous salaries among Saint Ambrose University alumni are reportedly earned by Marketing Directors, whose earnings come to around $98K, followed by Solutions Architects ($79K) and Physical Therapists (about $64K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Payroll Accountants; alumni in this role face average salaries of $32K.


Saint Ambrose University students enjoy their time in Davenport, and just under a fifth of students actually choose to reside here post-college and find jobs in the city. It is also not uncommon to find former Saint Ambrose University students living and working in Dallas — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of approximately $103K. Saint Ambrose University alumni in Cedar Rapids can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $41K. Chicago is also a top pick, as is Rock Island.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Saint Ambrose University grads with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) (earnings climb to $92K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Accounting (approximately $42K annually).


Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is common among Saint Ambrose University alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one-sixth of former students report doing so. Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are nearly double their former classmates' salaries (around $106K). Experience with Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Operations Management is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just over half of the former students report receiving paid vacation days, but just one-third of alumni are paid for sick leave. A strong majority of former students plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Dental insurance applies to a majority of alumni, and a strong majority of graduates report health coverage. Alumni of Saint Ambrose University also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Dominican University grads is $54K, making their salaries most similar to those of Saint Ambrose University grads. Other schools similar to Saint Ambrose University include Maharishi University of Management, Bradley University, and Aurora University.

Test Scores

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ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats for St. Ambrose University


59 %
41 %
$31,412 - $70,160
$34,375 - $89,320
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
$31,403 - $59,000
$45,500 - $93,476
$36,000 - $61,000

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