Auburn University Alumni Average Salary

Around 20,000 undergrads attend Auburn University, a school in Auburn University, Ala.. The school sits in the top 16 percent of universities by return on investment. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Tigers!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. The data for this snapshot was collected from Auburn graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Auburn University Median Salary by Job


Mechanical Engineer
47 profiles

Software Engineer
38 profiles

Electrical Engineer
27 profiles

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Civil Engineer
27 profiles

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
26 profiles

Project Manager, Construction
25 profiles

Operations Manager
25 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,152
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About This School

Auburn, AL 36849


Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

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The aerospace and defense industry, the manufacturing industry, and the education industry are just a few of the areas in which Auburn grads find work. The banking industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average salary for a grad from Auburn is around $70K.


In the Auburn alumni community, men make a median salary of approximately $79K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $53K.


Auburn grads who become Pharmacists are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average about $112K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Chemical Engineers and Human Resources Directors; their salaries approach $104K and $76K, respectively. Construction Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $55K.


Many Auburn students are Atlanta, Ga.-bound following college. In addition, former Auburn students often head to Savannah, Ga. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $101K in this top-paying city. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Auburn alumni is Montgomery, Ala., where earnings average about $45K. Close-by Birmingham, Ala. and Huntsville, Ala. are also desirable cities among Auburn alumni.

Degree Major

A Bachelor's Degree, Chemical Engineering leads to the highest pay for Auburn grads ($103K on average per year). Those with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management (HRM) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average around $34K per year.


Roughly a fifth of Auburn grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. For former Tigers, proficiency in People Management warrants a paycheck that is 49 percent more than other alumni salaries. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Autodesk AutoCAD rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; slightly less than half of the survey participants get vacation time, whereas just one in four survey participants get paid sick leave. A large number of alumni receive health insurance, and a fair number of graduates get dental coverage. Most survey participants take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Auburn University grads include a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Clemson University grads is approximately $63K, making their salaries most similar to those of Auburn grads. The University of Alabama, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the University of Mississippi are also similar to Auburn.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1590 1900
ACT Scores 24 30

Key Stats for Auburn University


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$34,214 - $82,424
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Rated 4 out of 5
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Less than 1 year
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