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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. Home to a wide range of restaurants and activities, St. Ambrose University students have plenty of fun distractions in the city of Davenport. The data in this summary come from Saint Ambrose University alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Religious

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Typical Early Career Salary

St. Ambrose University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Staff Accountant
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Solutions Architect
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Senior Accountant
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Physical Therapist (PT)
2 salaries
Marketing Director
2 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Specialist
2 salaries
Payroll Accountant
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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St. Ambrose University Details

518 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 52803-2898

Saint Ambrose University


Private Schools, Religious

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Professionally, the health care industry, IT services, and the education industry are popular business areas among Saint Ambrose University alumni. The manufacturing industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Typical pay for those who graduated from Saint Ambrose University amounts to $56K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $70K after graduating from Saint Ambrose University, the average woman earns only $54K.


The most generous salaries among Saint Ambrose University alumni are reportedly earned by Marketing Directors, whose earnings come to $98K, followed by Plant Managers of Manufacturing (about $93K) and Physical Therapists (approximately $64K). Staff Accountants wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning around $33K.


Saint Ambrose University alumni do not feel the need to relocate after graduation, and a little less than one-fifth of grads find stable employment in Davenport. It is no surprise that Dallas, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is about $103K), is another of the most popular spots for former Saint Ambrose University students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Saint Ambrose University alumni is Cedar Rapids, where earnings average $41K. Other cities of interest include Chicago and Rock Island.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Saint Ambrose University grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance (earnings climb to around $98K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a B.A. in Marketing & Management ($40K annually).


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Saint Ambrose University alumni, with roughly a sixth of grads reporting using it on the job. Saint Ambrose University grads with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 86 percent more than other grads' salaries. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Operations Management are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, roughly half of the survey participants are compensated for vacation days, but only one-third of alumni can take paid time off due to illness. A solid majority of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health coverage is awarded to the greater part of graduates, and dental insurance is issued to a fair portion of respondents as well. Additional perks enjoyed by Saint Ambrose University grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $56K for Olivet Nazarene University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Saint Ambrose University grads. Other schools similar to Saint Ambrose University include Maharishi University of Management, Bradley University, and Aurora University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
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ACT Scores 20 26

Key Stats

58 %
42 %
$31,586 - $70,240
$34,614 - $91,304
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
$31,484 - $71,241
$45,500 - $93,476
$34,392 - $57,990

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