American University - Washington D.C. Alumni Average Salary

Around 7,000 people attend American University, an United Methodist institution based in Washington, Washington DC. Sports occupy center stage in student life (Go Eagles!), but academics are extremely important, too. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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American University - Washington D.C. Median Salary by Job


Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
24 profiles

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
16 profiles

Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization
15 profiles

United States (change)

Marketing Manager
14 profiles

Account Manager
13 profiles

Financial Analyst
13 profiles

Research Analyst
12 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,181
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About This School

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016-8001

American University School of International Service, The American University, American University, Washington D.C., American University


Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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American alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the management consulting industry, the consulting industry, and the education industry. Among American grads, the public policy research and development industry is a commonly chosen career field. Those with an education from American earn an average of approximately $58K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $50K where the average male graduate hauls home around $61K.


In addition, former American students often head to New York, N.Y. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $200K in this top-paying city. On the other hand, American alumni who end up in Washington, DC receive the lowest median salary of about $56K.

Degree Major

A Master of Science (MS) will compensate American grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $81K on average per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor's Degree, International Relations are the lowest of the pack, earning $44K.


Change Management commands a pay premium of 97 percent for former Eagles. Project Management is a common skill among American alumni — between a fifth and a fourth of grads mention using it at work. In addition, those who are savvy in Event Planning, Media / Public Relations, and Microsoft Office are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one in three grads are paid for vacation and just one-third of alumni for sick time. A large number of respondents participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. For this school, a large number of alumni are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair number of alums pick up dental plans, too. American University graduates also take advantage of life insurance, free drinks, 403(b), and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Median pay for Marquette University grads is approximately $70K, making their salaries most similar to those of American grads. Georgetown University, Howard University, and Catholic University of America are also similar to American.

American University - Washington D.C. Job Listings

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1720 2010
ACT Scores 26 30

Key Stats for American University - Washington D.C.


63 %
37 %
$34,521 - $87,854
$32,549 - $98,500

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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