Average Salary for University of Richmond Alumni

The University of Richmond is a school located in University of Richmond, Va. with around 3,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 10 percent of universities by return on investment. Sports have a dominant presence on campus, but study habits are taken seriously as well, and students report above-average test scores. The figures in this overview come from the responses of UR grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

University of Richmond Alumni

Median Salary by 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.
Associate Attorney
5 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
4 salaries
Investment Analyst
3 salaries
Attorney / Lawyer
3 salaries
Marketing Director
3 salaries
Senior Accountant
2 salaries
Account Executive
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137

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About This School

28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173



Private School, Liberal Arts, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of the UR head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; law, the consulting industry, and IT services are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. Among UR grads, the financial services industry is a commonly chosen career field. Graduates of the UR earn approximately $66K on average.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only about $57K on average compared to $82K for male graduates.


In the UR alumni professional community, Investment Analysts make the highest median pay (around $85K), though Associate Attorneys ($78K), and Senior Financial Analysts ($77K) are close competitors. Sliding in near the bottom are Paralegals, who report earnings of $35K.


Many UR students are Richmond, Va.-bound following college. Raleigh, N.C. is another hot spot for UR grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to approximately $83K). On the far end of the pay scale, UR alumni often reside in Washington, DC, which is home to the lowest pay at $45K. New York, N.Y. is also a common pick among UR grads, along with Atlanta, Ga.

Degree Major

A graduate with a B.A. in Business Administration from UR can rake in a whopping average $120K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A B.A. in Urban Studies offers the lowest median annual financial reward ($42K).


Proficiency in Project Management is common among UR alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, nearly one in ten former students report doing so. Former Spiders with Strategic Planning experience garner salaries that are 86 percent more than other grads' salaries. Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only two-fifths of alumni are paid for vacation and just one in four survey participants for sick time. Health benefits extend to most alumni, and a fair number of alums also receive dental coverage. Most former students participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Graduates of University of Richmond are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Compensation averages around $68K for Washington and Lee University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to UR grads. Randolph-Macon College, Hampden-Sydney College, and Sweet Briar College are also similar to UR.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1810 2100
ACT Scores 28 31

Key Stats for University of Richmond


44 %
56 %
$37,427 - $74,266
$39,876 - $109,590
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 31 votes.
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