Average Salary for St. Ambrose University Alumni

Nestled away in Davenport, Iowa, Saint Ambrose University, a Roman Catholic school, has a student population of roughly 3,000. The figures in this rundown were provided by Saint Ambrose University alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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St. Ambrose University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Physical Therapist (PT)
3 salaries
Human Resources (HR) Specialist
2 salaries
Payroll Accountant
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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Graduates of Saint Ambrose University go into the health care services industry, the aerospace and defense industry, and the government industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Those with an education from Saint Ambrose University earn an average of around $54K.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $70K per year, but the second group takes home only $52K.


Among Saint Ambrose University graduates, the biggest earners are Physical Therapists, who haul in approximately $70K on average. Next on the list are Human Resources Specialists, bringing in close to $58K. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Payroll Accountants who make an average of $32K.


Saint Ambrose University alumni seem to appreciate living in Davenport, and just under one-fifth of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. With a median salary of about $70K, Clinton, Iowa represents the highest-paid city popular among Saint Ambrose University grads. Home to the lowest median salary for Saint Ambrose University alumni is Bettendorf, Iowa, a popular place for former students despite its $33K average paycheck. Graduates also relocate to Chicago, Ill. and Rock Island, Ill.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Business Management earns Saint Ambrose University students the most money after college (an average $76K per year). Graduates holding a B.A. in Accounting fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $42K.


Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Saint Ambrose University alumni, with nearly one in five grads reporting using it on the job. Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are double their former classmates' salaries (around $110K). Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

More than half of survey participants report receiving paid vacation days, but just one in three grads are paid for sick leave. Most former students save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Most graduates enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of alums receive dental plans, too. Saint Ambrose University alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and gym / health club / fitness membership.

Related Schools

Alumni of Dominican University pick up average paychecks of approximately $54K, which is closest to the amount made by Saint Ambrose University grads among similar schools. Maharishi University of Management, Bradley University, and Aurora University are also similar to Saint Ambrose University.

Test Scores

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ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats for St. Ambrose University


63 %
37 %
$31,960 - $67,235
$33,167 - $96,049
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 14 votes.

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