Average Salary for University of Pennsylvania Alumni

The University of Pennsylvania is a university based in Philadelphia, Pa. that is home to around 12,000 undergraduates. This school offers the advantages of both an Ivy league education and the cultural opportunities and big city experiences of an urban area. This report is based on the responses of Penn graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

31
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

16
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Ivy League

5
out of 8

Typical Early Career Salary

$59,300
University of Pennsylvania Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Software Engineer
18 salaries
$100,594  
   
Management Consultant
9 salaries
$55,106  
Design Architect
8 salaries
$63,272  
Research Analyst
7 salaries
$46,203  
Social Worker
7 salaries
$48,031  
Senior Software Engineer
7 salaries
$109,972  
Project Architect
6 salaries
$69,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 595
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About This School

34th and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6303

www.upenn.edu/admissions/

11,525

Private School, Research University, Ivy League, For Sports Fans

96 %

19 %

25 %

15 %


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Industry

Former Penn students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the software development industry, the consulting industry, and the architectural services industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the education industry. Penn alumni rake in larger-than-average salaries; they also score high on the SATs and boast an impressive rate of graduation. Following graduation, Penn students earn an average of about $77K.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $88K per year compared to females' around $65K.

Jobs

Senior Software Engineers win the contest for best-paid Penn alumni, making $110K on average every year, though Software Engineers ($101K), and Design Architects ($64K) are not far behind. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Clinical Research Coordinators — they bring in approximately $45K.

Locations

Though Philadelphia, Pa. offers the least in terms of financial rewards (median pay is the lowest at $64K), between a fifth and a fourth of Penn students continue living here after college. Penn alumni in search of the largest paycheck, on the other hand, will find it in Seattle, Wash. where around $91K is the average pay. Washington, DC and Boston, Mass. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Penn grads with a medical degree (average earnings climb to $228K per year). On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Master of Social Work (MSW), Clinical Social Work (CSW) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $40K per year.

Skills

Many Penn grads have knowledge of Project Management, with approximately one in seven alumni using this program on the clock. Competency in People Management translates into above-average pay for former Quakers — they earn 21 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A large number of former students save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Dental insurance applies to a fair number of former students, and most graduates report health coverage. University of Pennsylvania alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Columbia University in the City of New York graduates, who earn $78K on average, make a similar amount to Penn grads. Other schools similar to Penn include Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, and New York University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 2050 2320
ACT Scores 30 34

Key Stats for University of Pennsylvania

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %
Salary
$40,203 - $91,037
Salary
$47,747 - $123,761

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.
$38,246 - $93,108
$42,651 - $105,638
$44,962 - $106,125
$47,315 - $136,095

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