University of Pennsylvania Alumni Average Salary

Around 12,000 people attend the University of Pennsylvania, a institution based in Philadelphia, Pa. Undergraduates face a challenging academic environment at this Ivy institution. In addition, Quakers pride runs deep at the school, and fans will feel like a part of the action. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

32nd

20 Year Net ROI 

$673,000

Annual ROI 

6.7%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$252,000

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

7th

Early Career Salary 

$125,000

Mid-Career Salary 

$181,000

% High Meaning 

62 %

Compare to Other Graduate Schools

University of Pennsylvania Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$50K$100K$150K
Software Engineer
42 salaries
$89,428  
   
Management Consultant
28 salaries
$78,750  
Financial Analyst
23 salaries
$64,124  
Business Development Director
20 salaries
$138,044  
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
19 salaries
$87,853  
Senior Product Manager
18 salaries
$134,180  
Marketing Manager
18 salaries
$70,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,060

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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 %

Industry

The health care industry, the market research industry, and the veterinary care industry are just a few of the areas in which Penn grads find work. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the financial services industry. Consistent with the high SAT scores and graduation rates reported by Penn alumni, former students go on to earn high salaries. Graduates of Penn earn $89K on average.

Jobs

Among Penn graduates, the biggest earners are Chief Financial Officers, who haul in around $145K on average. Next on the list are Associate Business Consultants, bringing in close to approximately $94K. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Social Workers — they bring in about $50K.

Locations

Many Penn grads end up living in New York, N.Y., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. Boston, Mass. is another hot spot for Penn grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $175K). University of Pennsylvania grads are so loyal to Philadelphia that a sizable number choose to stay after graduating, despite median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($54K). Seattle, Wash. is also a common pick among Penn grads, along with Redwood City, Calif.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Penn grads with a medical degree (average earnings climb to $161K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Master of Social Work (MSW), Clinical Social Work (CSW) — their annual income amounts to $50K on average.

Skills

Proficiency in Project Management is common among Penn alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, about a sixth of former students report doing so. Knowledge of Client Interaction seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 41 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($125K). Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and SQL.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in three grads receive sick leave. Almost all former students save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. The vast majority of former students receive health insurance, and most respondents get dental coverage. University of Pennsylvania alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Carnegie Mellon University grads report the most similar salaries to Penn alums, earning $92K on average. Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, and New York University are also similar to Penn.

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Key Stats for University of Pennsylvania

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %
Salary
$47,925 - $93,958
Salary
$48,755 - $116,673

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%
$45,000 - $100,841
$51,923 - $122,000
$70,000 - $144,500
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