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Average Salary for University of Pennsylvania Alumni

Nestled away in Philadelphia, Pa., the student population at the University of Pennsylvania, a private research school, is roughly 12,000. The school offers students a stimulating college experience representative of its Ivy League roots. Athletes and fans also take pride in the school's strong athletic tradition. The data for this synopsis comes from former Penn students who took the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

26
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

16
out of 476
 

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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Software Engineer
24 salaries
$98,854  
   
Design Architect
14 salaries
$57,875  
Social Worker
11 salaries
$49,786  
Management Consultant
11 salaries
$57,133  
Financial Analyst
10 salaries
$60,000  
Veterinarian
10 salaries
$87,728  
Research Analyst
10 salaries
$45,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Jan 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 981
United States (change)

University of Pennsylvania Details

34th and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6303

www.upenn.edu/admissions/

11,678

Private Schools, Research Universities, Ivy League, For Sports Fans

96 %

19 %

23 %

14 %

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Industry

Penn alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the health care industry, the architectural services industry, and the consulting industry. The most popular field is the education industry. Penn graduates often advance into high-paying positions, which is somewhat expected given their above-average SAT scores and graduation rate. Following graduation, Penn students earn an average of $79K.

Gender

Male graduates do tend to earn more than female graduates; the first group banks approximately $83K per year, but the second group takes home only $68K.

Jobs

Penn grads who become Senior Software Engineers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in about $112K annually. However, Software Engineers and Veterinarians also rank as top-earners (bringing in around $100K and $87K, respectively). Social Workers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $50K.

Locations

Though Philadelphia offers the least in terms of financial rewards (median pay is the lowest at around $64K), one-fifth of Penn students continue living here after college. Penn grads with a different agenda may consider the above-average salaries in San Francisco — pay averages to $85K. Other cities of interest include Washington, DC and Boston.

Employers

Lockheed Martin Corp offers the most generous salaries to Penn grads at about $117K. The most popular employer of new grads is actually Penn itself, even though it pays the lowest median salary of $48K.

Degree Major

Penn students with a Master of Science (MS), Business Management can expect to make the most money ($157K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. 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 approximately $43K per year.

Skills

For former Quakers, proficiency in Strategic Planning warrants a paycheck that is 26 percent more than other alumni salaries. Project Management is a popular skill among Penn alumni, with about one in seven grads reporting using it on the job. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in four survey participants receive sick leave. A solid majority of former students participate in a 401(k) program. A solid majority of alumni have medical plans, and a fair portion of graduates have dental insurance. Alumni of University of Pennsylvania also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $80K for Yale University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Penn grads. Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, and New York University are also similar to Penn.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 2030 2310
ACT Scores 30 34

Key Stats

Female
51 %
Male
49 %
Salary
$40,239 - $93,377
Salary
$46,252 - $123,097
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 250 votes.
$40,521 - $87,388
$63,999 - $125,669
$44,510 - $70,706
$32,973 - $62,267
$97,332 - $152,605
$57,500 - $95,000
$92,989 - $110,991
$38,621 - $92,834
$42,150 - $105,667
$49,019 - $113,044
$45,298 - $114,000

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