Best Graduate Schools in Georgia by Salary Potential

If you're thinking of earning a JD, PhD, master's degree or MBA in Georgia, find out what alumni earn first. [Read More]

Known for its southern charm, rich literary history, and sensational peaches, Georgia is also home to a wealth of fulfilling and profitable opportunities in advanced education. This year, PayScale is able to report on alumni salaries for a handful of graduate programs.

Graduates of Emory's School of Law report a mid-year median salary of roughly $200,000 a year. Emory may not have the name recognition of more famous law schools like Harvard or Columbia, but when it comes to alumni salary, it often outshines them all.

Workers who earned a non-MBA master's degree from Emory often have one of the highest senses of job meaning on this list, with around 84 percent saying that their work makes the world a better place. It's interesting that despite their high salaries, Emory law school alumni have historically had the lowest sense of job meaning in Georgia. In 2015, only 23 percent of JD alumni from Emory said their work was meaningful. That was the third-lowest sense of job meaning compared to all other graduate programs nationwide.

Emory is the alma mater of many celebrated alumni, including countless high-ranking politicians, businesspeople, and other noteworthy public figures, including Terrence Adamson, the Executive VP of the National Geographic Society; Chinese-American actor and Emory B-School graduate, Fala Chen; and, fittingly, given that the Georgia state motto is "Wisdom, Justice and Moderation," Glenda Hatchett, of "Judge Hatchett" TV program fame.

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